Departmental Response Times Debate

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Departmental Response Times

Mike Amesbury Excerpts
Tuesday 19th September 2023

(9 months, 4 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Nigel Evans Portrait Mr Deputy Speaker (Mr Nigel Evans)
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There is now an opportunity for hon. Members to ask questions of the Chair of the Select Committee.

Mike Amesbury Portrait Mike Amesbury (Weaver Vale) (Lab)
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I thank the Chair of the Select Committee, my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield South East (Mr Betts), and all its members for the valuable work they do shaping, challenging and scrutinising policy and holding people to account. My constituents, and those of many other hon. Members, are waiting with bated breath for reforms to the private rented sector. The Committee has produced an excellent and powerful report about it, but can I clarify that a response to that report has been requested from the Department on several occasions?

Clive Betts Portrait Mr Betts
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Yes. The Committee works on a cross-party basis and our report on the PRS was produced unanimously. We have raised our concerns about the delayed response in person with Ministers at our hearings, and we have also written to Ministers, but still we have not had a response.