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Ten Minute Rule Bill

On 11 October 2011, Labour MP Jonathan Reynolds proposed a bill to recognise housing co-operatives - properties collectively owned by members who have a greater say over management and maintenance - for the first time in law.

Mr Reynolds told MPs the bill would provide for a "modest, important change in the law to allow real co-operative housing to exist and flourish".

This would increase the supply and quality of homes in the UK which would ease the country's housing crisis, he added.

Mr Reynolds's bill was unopposed but it stands little chance of making further progress without government support.

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