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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 4th July 2007.

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Photo of Gordon Brown Gordon Brown The Prime Minister, Leader of the Labour Party 11:30 am, 4th July 2007

It is right that we now build more houses in this country. It is also right that we seek to make housing affordable for thousands of people who cannot at the moment afford housing because of house prices. That means that we will have to build more houses, and that local authorities, including Conservative local authorities, will have to look at how they can release land to be able to do so. That is why I am disappointed that the new Conservative shadow housing Minister has said,

"you cannot build your way out of a housing crisis."

We need to build more, and I hope again that there will be all-party support.

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Frederick Clark
Posted on 14 Sep 2007 3:03 pm (Report this annotation)

Ooooh. What a defeatist party the CP is. Activists complain that the British military is not getting enough funds. What was Mr Cameron's answer? That we can't increase military spending. Now, the Tories say we can't build enough homes. Rubbish. How do they expect to win the next election if they can't even convince THEMSELVES that the future CAN be better than the present?