Housing Policy

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What position does the mayor take about policy proposals that would: - cut affordable rented housing in the UK (including London) to just 10% of current stock? - scrap secure tenancies and replace with 6 month short-hold tenancies? - bring rents up to market rates?


Answer for Housing Policy

Answer for Housing Policy

Answered By: 
The Mayor

None of the policy proposals in your question are reflected in my draft London Housing Strategy or draft replacement London Plan. Both of these documents contain targets and policies that clearly demonstrate my firm commitment to increasing the amount of affordable housing, including social rented housing, in London.