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Lords debates housing market

18 November 2022

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On Thursday 17 November, members of the Lords debated the problems affecting all tenures in the housing market in England, and the case for a coherent strategy to encompass the social, economic, and environmental aspects of housing and construction.


Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe (Labour), Chair of the National Housing Federation, 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   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Lord Best (Crossbench), former Chair, Affordable Housing Commission
  • Lord Davies of Brixton (Labour), former member of the Greater London Council
  • Lord Lilley (Conservative), former Secretary of State for Social Security
  • Baroness Thornhill (Liberal Democrat), Director, Hertfordshire Housing Conference.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities responded on behalf of the government. 

Baroness Taylor of Stevenage (Labour), leader of Hertfordshire County Council, gave her maiden speech in the House of Lords during the debate.

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

Catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

Explore background information  

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.  

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.

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