‘As a Member of Parliament for more than 30 years, one of the biggest parts of my case load is housing and housing disrepair.’
There is a terrible crisis in relation to housing in this country. Recently in parliament I raised this general question and a specific case in my constituency.
Housing disrepair is endemic. There are several reasons. There is a lack of funding from the Government generally. It is right to put the responsibility for fire safety and net zero carbon emissions on to housing associations but there is no funding. It would take £15 billion to deal with fire safety issues in London alone.