Debate on the Address — [First Day]

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 26th November 2003.

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Photo of Simon Hughes Simon Hughes Liberal Democrat, North Southwark and Bermondsey 3:30 pm, 26th November 2003

On the domestic agenda, the one issue that the Prime Minister has not mentioned is housing. Are the Government committed to doing what they have not done in any of the years during which they have been in office—significantly increasing the amount of affordable housing in this city and elsewhere, so that the present housing crisis can be dealt with not in never-never land but in the immediate future?