Lords debates people’s ability to afford to stay in their homes
28 October 2021
The House of Lords debated the combined impact of the end of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, reduction in Universal Credit and rising fuel prices on people’s ability to afford to stay in their homes, on Thursday 28 Ocober.
Lord Bird (Crossbench), Director of the Big Issue Group, put forward the debate.
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.
Members speaking included:
- Lord Desai (Non-affiliated), Advisory Board Chair of Official Monetary and Financial Insitututions Forum
- Baroness Pinnock (Liberal Democrat), former teacher and Leader of Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council
- Lord Tunnicliffe (Labour), Labour Lords spokesperson for HM Treasury
- Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), former Leader of the House of Commons.
Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative), Cabinet Office and HM Treaury Minister, responded on behalf of the government.
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