Parties from across the political divide came together last week to initiate a bill that will regulate a minimum standard of pastoral care for students in residential accommodation such as halls of residence.
The bill arises from the tragic death of Canterbury University student Mason Pendrous, whose death remained undetected for many weeks.
His parents were in the gallery on Thursday afternoon and while they were clearly still grieving, they were happy to talk to me and reiterate the importance of doing a better job with student accommodation and getting this right. I agree.
• Student residences to face