Hull North MP Diana Johnson made the speech below in the House of Commons in the debate on the private rented sector on 25 June 2014.
Diana Johnson (Kingston upon Hull North) (Lab):
In Hull, about 23,000 families—one in five of all local households—rent privately, and this figure has risen over the past decade. Across my constituency, families who rent privately regularly report concerns about the instability of short-term lets and the high charges imposed by under-regulated letting agents. I therefore fully support the motion.