Sustainable Communities

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 5th February 2003.

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Photo of John Prescott John Prescott Deputy Prime Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Local Government and the Regions, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 12:31 pm, 5th February 2003

Yes, I know it is a forest. The regions themselves will advise on these matters, but we should be clear: the demand from existing residents to live in the south-east needs to be met, and it can be met in an intelligent way without closing down all building in that region. I have given some indication of the Government's priorities, and they will guide our policies.