Published: 15th Jun 2020

The chairman of a cross-party group of MPs has written to the housing minister, expressing his disappointment after he appeared in front of his committee last week. Housing minister Christopher Pincher appeared in front of the housing, communities and local government committee, as part of its ongoing inquiry into social and affordable rented housing. As previously reported by New Start, Mr Pincher made several claims during the session, including that the Right to Buy scheme has led to an ‘increase in the housing stock’ with one-for-one replacements. In his letter to Mr Pincher, committee chair Clive Betts it was ‘disappointed with the way you answered a number of questions we put to you’. ‘I am sure you agree it is important for the committee to hear full answers from government ministers about these policies and actions, so that we can write a balanced report,’ the letter states. ‘In that spirit, … (To read the full article, subscribe below)