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

I suspect that, if the infrastructure were provided, the hon. Gentleman would still complain about extra houses in his area. If his point were simply about infrastructure expenditure, I could accept it. However, his comments and many others that are made outside this House are more along the lines of, "We do not want any building in this area." I cannot make the promise that asks for, because I have a greater commitment to the homeless, and to the sons and daughters of families who already live in such areas.