28 JAN 2013

Urging Help for Families in Overcrowded Houses

Across the country millions of families are living in cramped accommodation that they have outgrown. At the same time millions are living in houses that are too big for their needs. This needs to be addressed to make the social housing system fairer.

Today I asked the Welfare Minister about this;

Is it not the case that in Scotland and England as a whole getting on for 2 million families are in overcrowded accommodation? Is it not important that we think about their needs?

Steve Webb

My hon. Friend is right to bring forward the voice of those in overcrowded accommodation, which is all too often not heard in this debate. At the same time as we are paying housing benefit for approaching a million spare bedrooms, a quarter of a million households in overcrowded accommodation would love the opportunity to live in a larger house.


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Charlie Elphicke

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