Labour's pledge to introduce a cap on rent prices is a "ridiculous thing to suggest" as it will drive down the quality of property available, according to the Housing Minister.
Kris Hopkins warned "investment and quality" of rented properties had "always fallen" when a cap on the amount of money private landlords could charge was introduced.
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