MP, Wirral West
MP, Wirral West
Esther McVey occasionally rebelled against their party in this parliament
Could the right hon. Gentleman tell us how it was that housing benefit doubled in cash terms under Labour but, at the same time, the number of affordable rented homes fell by 420,000?
That did not answer how, under the previous Government, the rent bill went up—doubled—in the 10 years, but at the same time, the number of rented houses had fallen by 420,000. That question went unanswered. The right hon. Gentleman made the point, as did another member of the Committee, that there were now more people in work, but getting support from housing benefit. That is...
One point on which we all agree is that the country needs affordable homes, which is why the Government are doing so much not only to rebalance the economy, but to turn the great northern cities into a powerhouse by getting more money, more industry, more infrastructure and greater transport up there. That is what the Government are doing, which is why we have introduced the regional growth...
Conservative MP for Wirral West
Entered House of Commons on 6 May 2010 — General election
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