This is not an easy issue to solve. Rough sleeping is as much a health issue as it is a housing issue – it is often a crisis of addiction and mental health as well.
If they want a more old-fashioned product, they may go for Lindsay Hoyle. If someone more like the present incumbent, for Harriet Harman.
He learned at Westminster Council and City Hall the politics of persuading people to agree.
Gavin Williamson is gifted, well-connected, successful – and not devoid of ambition. His former deputy is now Chief Whip. This is a controversial appointment.
In Government, Labour built on the work of George Young in doing so. Now it’s time for some cross-party co-operation in reverse.
And the Liberal Democrats are grossly over-represented in the Lords. So no Lord Cable of Bushy Park, please, and no Lord Davey of Bentalls.