Monday 1 February 2016

House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing on Housing tomorrow

The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee will tomorrow take evidence from the leaders of major housing associations and the Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation as it continues its inquiry into the UK housing market.

On Tuesday 2 February at 4:35pm in Committee Room 1 of the House of Lords the Committee will take evidence from:

 David Orr, Chief Executive, National Housing Federation

 David Montague, Chair, L&Q, G15

 Ian McDermott, Chief Operating Officer, Sanctuary Housing Association

Areas the Committee will explore with the witnesses include:

 How ‘affordable housing’ should be defined?

 The potential impact of Government’s plan to reduce social rents paid to housing associations and other landlords.

 How many homes can housing associations realistically contribute to the Government’s target of one million new homes by 2020?

 Are the housing associations confident that their properties sold under the extended Right to Buy scheme will be replaced on a one for one basis?

 Are housing associations making changes to their housing stocks to reflect the increase in the number of elderly households?

1. The evidence session is open to the public. If you wish to attend you should go to Parliament’s Cromwell Green Entrance and allow time for security screening.

2. You can watch the session live on the internet at

3. You can follow the Economic Affairs Committee on Twitter @LordsEconCom

4. The House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee is Chaired by Lord Hollick.

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