Charles Walker calls on PM to resolve people in receipt of benefits being blocked from renting in the private sector

Charles Walker MP speaking at Prime Minister's Questions

Speaking at Prime Minister’s Questions, Charles Walker calls on the PM to work with Shelter to resolve the problem of many people in receipt of benefits being blocked from renting in the private sector.

Mr Charles Walker (Broxbourne) (Con)
My right hon. Friend will know from Shelter that many people in receipt of benefits are blocked from renting in the private sector. These people are often carers or have a disability. I know that No. 10 is working with Shelter to resolve this problem. Will the Prime Minister give all her officials her support to resolve this pressing issue?

The Prime Minister
My hon. Friend is absolutely right to raise this issue. We are working with Shelter. I urge that work to go ahead to a fruitful conclusion. Stuart Carroll, one my local councillors, has raised this issue with me and has come in to work with No. 10. It is an important issue and we are working on it to find a satisfactory resolution soon.

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