The below Parliamentary question was asked by Jim Cunningham on 2016-02-08.
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from local councils on the application of (a) mandatory and (b) additional licensing for houses in multiple occupation; and if he will make a statement.
The Department published a technical discussion paper on licensing of houses in multiple occupation on 6 November 2015. We received representations from 170 local authorities which we are currently analysing. We plan to publish our response in the coming months.