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Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:47 pm on 29th March 2010.

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Photo of Phyllis Starkey Phyllis Starkey Labour, Milton Keynes South West 4:47 pm, 29th March 2010

I am having some difficulty in following the logic of the hon. Lady's argument. Does she accept that although house building has fallen in the recession, if it were not for Government funding there would be no investment in housing at all? That is not related in the slightest to the planning system, which has not altered as we have gone into recession. Does she accept that during that period, house building has decreased because private finance has withdrawn?

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