All 1 Baroness Williams of Trafford contributions to the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL] 2017-19

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Fri 11th May 2018
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Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords

Creditworthiness Assessment Bill [HL]

Baroness Williams of Trafford Excerpts
Committee: 1st sitting (Hansard): House of Lords
Friday 11th May 2018

(6 years, 2 months ago)

Lords Chamber
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In his powerful contribution, the noble Lord, Lord Best, talked about Generation Rent. We do not want that; we want generation home and we want to give as many opportunities as possible for that to happen. That is why the Government have announced £15 billion as an overall housing package to make that a priority. I am delighted that my noble friend Lady Williams has joined me on the Front Bench. She is now a Minister at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. No?
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That is why we now have a Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. With all these points I am trying to set out that we do not believe that this Bill is the right way forward because it is too prescriptive in its approach. The amendments cut across the purpose and effect of the Bill so we do not support them either. But we are mindful of the importance of the responsibility to act in this area and we are doing that in a whole range of areas, as I have outlined to the House today.