MP supports sub-letting bill

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SOUTH Yorkshire MP John Healey has backed a Government bill aimed at cracking down on subletting by council tenants.

The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Bill has reached the crucial committee stage in Parliament.

The Labour MP for Wentworth and Dearne, a former housing minister, said: “I was the minister in 2009 who introduced the first national campaign against fraud of this type.

“The penalties in the Bill will help to deter people from cheating the system and cheating their neighbours.”