Housing standards

18 Jan 2018, 13:00 - 14:00

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences on housing standards and the quality of rented accommodation in the UK with Karen Buck MP.

Karen Buck MP participated in a digital debate on Facebook on 18 January 2018 ahead of the Second Reading of her Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill.

Speaking in the debate, Karen said:

"This week, I was pleased to take part in Parliament’s digital engagement process, and our project on housing standards received the best response so far in that important experiment. That is pleasing, although it further served to confirm the extent of the problem. We were told that 57,000 people viewed the Facebook page on which we presented our questions about attitudes to housing fitness, and some of the case studies that came in as a response were truly horrifying. Those studies came from all over the country and reflected the scale of the problem.​"

You can watch the debate on Parliament TV or read the Hansard report.

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