I spoke on during the Second Reading of the Housing and Planning Bill and raised concerns with the issues of temporary accommodation in Enfield.
Joan Ryan (Enfield North) (Lab): Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that over 4,800, or 7%, of children in Enfield live in temporary accommodation? I fear that his Bill, which damages the number of affordable homes available, will make this problem immeasurably worse.
Greg Clark: As I hope the right hon. Lady will recognise from my remarks, our purpose and intent in this Bill is to increase the number of homes—that is our absolute objective—so that those children have the prospect of a roof over their heads in the years to come.