Housing reform statement

22 November 2011

Minister for Housing and Local Government, Grant Shapps, made a statement in the House of Commons on Monday 21 November on housing reform.

Reforming the housing market

The Department for Communities and Local Government has published its strategy for reforming the housing market "Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England". The Housing Strategy sets out a package of reforms to:

  • get the housing market moving again
  • lay the foundations for a more responsive, effective and stable housing market in the future
  • support choice and quality for tenants
  • improve environmental standards and design quality.

The strategy can be found on the Department for Communities and Local Government website.

Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government, Jack Dromey, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on housing and planning in the Topics and News sections.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

Image: Parliamentary copyright

More news on: Housing and planning, Parliament, government and politics, Parliament, Housing, Homelessness, Housing supply, Owner occupation, Private rented housing, Social rented housing, Supported housing, Commons news

Share this page