Frank Field Challenges Minister On Social Housing Allocation


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Frank Field MP has challenged the Housing Minister, Grant Shapps MP, on new figures showing that 20 per cent of social housing in London has been allocated to non-British nationals.

Frank Field has written to Mr Shapps following a meeting in the House of Commons to discuss access rights to social housing in England.

Mr Field used the meeting to make three points:
That new ONS figures show that 20 per cent of all social housing in London is taken by foreign nationals: nearly double the Government figures for new lets;
That DCLG figures on social housing allocation are too incomplete to draw meaningful conclusions; and,
That the criteria for social housing allocation needs to be reformed to take into account a potential tenant’s record.

To read the full press release and letter click here

2nd May 2012

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