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Spartacus I don’t get offended easily I have skin thicker than a rhinoceros hide. Let me start at the beginning of your post. You have told me where you see these inadequacies but you have not told me what they are, which makes it impossible for me to address your points on the specific housing issues. Although on Housing licence we are hoping to scrap that law soon and have a new work and residents permit system. You say “you see financial waste and inefficiency in social housing provisions”, but again you don’t give me any examples of what they are. However on the other issues of control of private rental, this is NOT in Housings mandate. The condition of private rental properties is a matter for Environmental Health officers to police not housing staff. On property law, this clearly is a job for the law officers, or the States as a whole to instruct the law officers through legislation to address the shortcomings you have mentioned but again this is not in the remit of the States Housing Department. On your last point I can say categorically that we do work with HSSD and with SSD closely on all housing issues.