Affordable Housing

Part of Office of the Deputy Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 16th November 2005.

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Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Minister (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (London) 11:30 am, 16th November 2005

As my hon. Friend is aware, we are reviewing the powers and responsibilities of the Mayor. We shall be issuing a consultation document shortly, which will deal with housing matters as well as planning and other issues. We have been working closely both with the Mayor and London local authorities. I have mentioned the fact that the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has allocated money for housing, and considerable elements of it are going towards London; it will get its fair share. The arrangements between ourselves, the Mayor and London local authorities can only demonstrate that this approach will be successful for the capital.