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Online petition from Defend Council Housing

Issue No. 2047

Defend Council Housing has set up an online petition on the prime minister’s website to show the depth of anger at the government’s policy of handing over council homes to private landlords.

The petition states, “We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to provide the ‘Fourth Option’ of direct investment in council housing as an alternative to privatisation by stock transfer, PFI or Almo, to enable local authorities to respect the choice of their tenants and bring all homes up to at least the government’s Decent Homes Standard by 2010 and also build a new generation of decent, affordable and secure council homes for rent, accountable to an elected local authority landlord, and to give a clear commitment to defend the secure tenancy that council tenants enjoy and uphold the right of everyone who needs or wants to rent public housing to do so without time limit or means testing so that council housing can again become a tenure of choice and council estates can once again be a place that people are proud to live in.”

To sign the petition go to http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/fourth-option


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Tue 17 Apr 2007, 18:49 BST
Issue No. 2047
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