Susan Ryland

party: Green Party
constituency: South West Surrey

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The right of parents to remain with their children in hospital has been established for over forty years. How would you ensure carers of people with dementia are equally welcome in hospital?

organisation: John's Campaign

Hotel-style rooms on the hospital/hospice site available for anyone needing to stay with a loved one for a period of time. A token charge or deposit would be required. Southampton Hospital have a good example of this approach linked with the Children's Ward.

Recent polling show that people support rent control by a margin of nine to one. Do you support a rent control that limits rent rises between tenancies as well as during tenancies?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes I do.

The standards of goods and services that are essential, such as food and water, are generally highly regulated. Do you support enforced minimum standards in housing as a precondition of a renting?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes. I would specify that any new build homes for rent should be Zero Carbon and Zero Bills. I would also require landlords to retrofit insulation.

Governments implement policies that directly and indirectly impact on house prices. Do you think house prices are too high?

organisation: Generation Rent

Yes, particularly in London and South East England.

Private sector landlords receive over £27bn a year in housing benefit and tax breaks. Would you support a rent tax that recouped up to a third of this to fund new housing supply?

organisation: Generation Rent

The Green Party is committed to ending the tax breaks for landlords.