Overcrowding in London

Wednesday 11 March 2015, all day

Motion detail

“This Assembly is concerned by the rising level of overcrowding in London. The most recent Census found that more than one-in-ten London households are now overcrowded (11.3 per cent), equating to 379,990 households across the capital, with increases across all housing tenures between 2001 and 2011. One of the most effective solutions to this problem is to increase the supply of larger family-sized homes in London.[1]

We believe it is unacceptable that the Department for Communities and Local Government has decided to no longer sponsor a question in the Integrated Household Survey relating to the number of bedrooms in a household, and that the question will therefore no longer be included. This means that annual overcrowding data at a borough level will no longer be available. We call on the Government to reconsider this decision, and for the Mayor of London to lobby Government Ministers towards this end.”