This debate was about Newham Councils proposal to consider licencing all private landlords in the borough. This is in response to concerns about Anti-Social behaviour and overcrowding. Toby Lloyd from Shelter who are backing the scheme also spoke. I missed the beginning of the meeting. It was a little bit lively at times.
You can check out the video of this meeting at the NLA website here and make you own mind up on the arguments.
I think you can guess my initial views on this proposal but there is a formal consultation process going on at this moment so I will wait until this is completed.