Government has ‘seen sense’ at last

At last the government has seen sense regarding housing benefits for 18 to 20 year olds.

Homes are being taken up by these youngsters – especially by young girls having babies for the sole reason that they will get a council or social housing home, paid for by the taxpayer. (I have been involved with many young girls in this situation)

If parents of these girls had to take responsibility for their daughters’ actions, they would make sure they did their duty towards their daughter and teach them to use contraception.

Contraceptives are freely available and if young married couples can take responsibility, sexually, until they can afford to bring a baby into the world, I’m sure these young girls can do the same hence freeing up millions of homes for people who have been waiting on the housing list for many many years.

P Collins

Lewes