Draft Legislative Programme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 12:31 pm on 11th July 2007.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North 12:31 pm, 11th July 2007

I thank the Prime Minister for his statement, and I welcome the concept of having a discussion about legislation before the state opening of Parliament. I am particularly pleased with the section on housing, but is my right hon. Friend aware that typically, more than three quarters of the population living in inner London have no possibility whatever of buying their homes in their communities? For them, the only way out of the housing crisis is the construction of social homes, particularly council housing, so will the Prime Minister ensure that legislation promotes that? Will he also give real consideration to the plight of people living in private rented accommodation and the need for real accountability of social landlords such as housing associations, as part of the package for dealing with a very real crisis affecting many people in inner London whose lives are blighted by bad housing?