Household Projections

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:51 pm on 25th November 1996.

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Photo of David Lidington David Lidington , Aylesbury 4:51 pm, 25th November 1996

Does my right hon. Friend accept that responsible local authorities, such as Buckinghamshire, already feel that they are under enormous pressure from existing housing forecasts? Although I acknowledge that there are limits to the influence that the Government can have on the rate of housing formation, may I urge him to explore with his Cabinet colleagues whether there are other policy changes—for example, to the social security and tax system—that could help reinforce the family, and so mitigate the impact of the forecasts published today?