Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown intervenes in a debate to raise concerns that the Rental Reform Bill will reduce the number of rental properties available, and therefore increase the price of rent, which is a real problem for young people.
I am very grateful to my hon. Friend, whose area I know well because—I declare an interest—I farm in his constituency. I also have rental properties. What he is saying is absolutely correct. The Bill will have a disastrous effect on areas such as his and mine, reducing the number of rental properties and therefore increasing the price of rent. For youngsters, that is really serious.