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 Ms Oona King Ms Oona King Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow 12:31 pm, 5th February 2003

Following your strictures, Mr. Speaker, I have no time to say how excellent any of these proposals are, so I shall forget about that.

Will the Deputy Prime Minister tell me when, in practice, people might be able to buy affordable houses that do not deplete our housing stock, but maintain it? On a small point, will he assure me that when the Tories start bleating on about "poor people", he will continue to have regard to families in my constituency, where, for example, five people share one bedroom but cannot move because social housing stock was sold off under right to buy?