§ Mr. Lawrence
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how successful have been the measures designed to promote the supply of private rented accommodation.
§ Sir George Young
The measures taken in the Housing Act 1980 were an important step towards securing a healthy future for the private rented housing sector. We now want to see what scope there might be for further initiatives to help it meet the needs of a changing housing market. We must try to establish conditions in which private investors and landlords have the confidence and incentive to commit new resources to provide decent housing for those seeking homes to rent.