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Affordable Housing (London)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 26th January 2010.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey The Minister for Housing 2:30 pm, 26th January 2010

Such discussions and plans demonstrate a lack of commitment to affordable housing to meet the needs of people who, in many cases, otherwise would not be able to afford to bring up their family and live in the private rented sector and never would be able to afford or maybe do not aspire to move into the housing market for themselves. The truth is that public housing in this country plays a critical role in the lives of many millions of people, including 8 million current tenants, and any plans to raise rents or reduce the security that they have in their own home will be met with justified alarm.

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