Lords debates housing
25 March 2021
On Wednesday 24 March the House of Lords debated the 'Coming
Home' report by the Archbishops’ Commission on Housing, Church and Community, and the case for setting out a long-term housing strategy.
Speakers included housing campaigners and chair of Manchester Homelessness Partnership Board.
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This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
The Archbishop of Canterbury put forward the debate.
Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative), Minister at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Governmentand, responded on behalf of the government.
Members taking part included:
- Lord Best (Crossbench), former chief executive, National Housing Federation
- Baroness Gardner of Parkes (Conservative), former vice-president, National House Building Council
- Baroness Grender (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for housing
- Lord Kennedy of Southwark (Labour), Labour spokesperson for housing, communities and local government
- Bishop of Manchester, chair, Manchester Homelessness Partnership Board
This debate took place in Grand Committee, work away from the main chamber.