Undoubtedly there is a case for selective use of compulsory powers, particularly with stubbornly unoccupied private ones. I was looking for you to show some leadership now and not wait until the legislation changes because it would require changes in legislation.
For example, in the London Plan the target is to bring 25,000 empty homes back into use by 2016. That is 2,000 a year, roughly half the current rate the boroughs have been working on. Is that target not lacking in ambition?