I wish to congratulate my Conservative colleague, Bob Blackman, with the support of the Government, in bringing this Bill to Parliament. The Bill will provide significant support to those who are about to or have already been made homeless.
As you may be aware, the Bill will place a new duty on councils to support those who are homeless. Councils will be required to help those threatened with homelessness or who are already homeless find a home.
I fully support the Bill though it is unlikely that I will be able to attend its Report Stage.