HC Deb 13 March 1995 vol 256 c421W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to bring in a system of national licensing for those properties in multiple occupation which are inhabited by students.

Mr. Robert B. Jones

The period for responses to my Department's consultation paper on the case for licensing houses in multiple occupation closed on 18 February. Several of these responses drew attention to the particular problems associated with student accommodation. We are now considering what action to take in the light of these responses and an announcement will be made in due course.