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