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  • "I have no problem with trying to make the right size house available for the right size families, but the stock of smaller houses needs to be there fro people to move to.

    perhaps some form of rent control for the private sector for 1 and 2 bed houses could free up more properties for these smaller families to move to? They could leave social housing and rent in the private market then - supply and demand should then take care of the shortages

    If you are a developer and you know there is a large requirement for 2 bed flats, you are more likely to convert a house to 2 flats and maximise your earnings."
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Shame on you

I DOUBT the Monmouth MP David Davies would know an impact if it hit him in the face, I see he is on the committee of MPs investigating the effects of the spare bedroom subsidy, clearly living in an extremely nice part of Wales doesn’t reflect the poorest parts of Wales and the effect it is having on a very lot of people.

But let’s see if he can give the people of Wales a straight answer to this question. The spare bedroom subsidy is to allow those in larger properties to move to smaller ones to alleviate the overcrowding of several thousand people living in cramped accommodation and we hear from other Tory MPs of children doing homework in corridors; now we hear because of the Tory policy on spare bedrooms there seem to be three-bedroom houses going begging in some parts of the country because no-one can afford them. I would like to know from the MP, will these people having been offered a three-bedroom house or a suitable property for their needs and they turn down the offer will this government impose sanctions on them as well as they are doing to the disabled and to all the other people who can’t move, and I’ll bet the answer is no, shame on you and your government.

C Davey Dylan Avenue Blackwood

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