§ Mr. Ancram
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent talks he has had with financial institutions about their potential involvement in the private rented sector in housing.
§ Mr. Baldry
My hon. Friend, the Minister for Housing and Planning, has had a series of meetings with financial institutions to discuss a wide range of issues, including the potential for their involvement in the private rented housing sector to a greater degree than at present. We envisage that these will continue.