Lords debates availability and affordability of housing
13 October 2017
Members of the Lords, including the vice president of the Town and County Planning Association and the chair of the National Housing Federation, debated the impact of Government policies on the availability and affordability of housing, in the House of Lords on Thursday 12 October.
This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.
The debate was proposed by Lord Smith of Leigh (Labour), chairman of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority.
Members who took part included:
- Lord Best (Crossbench), vice president, Town and County Planning Association
- Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb (Green Party), vice president, Local Government Association
- Baroness Neville-Rolfe (Conservative), governor, London Business School
- Lord Stunell (Liberal Democrat), former vice chair, Association of County Councils
- Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe (Labour), chair, National Housing Federation
Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), government spokesperson, responded on behalf of the government.
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