Affordable Housing

Part of Office of the Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 6th July 2005.

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Photo of Robert Syms Robert Syms Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 11:30 am, 6th July 2005

As there are 380,000 people on waiting lists for affordable housing and the Council of Mortgage Lenders says that fewer first-time buyers are entering the market than at any time in the last 20 years, there is no doubt that there is a major affordable housing crisis, especially in rural areas. What further measures can the Minister list to give confidence that a Labour third term will be any different from the failures of the last eight years?