Backbench Business — [25th Allotted Day] — Social Housing in London

Part of Business of the House – in the House of Commons at 5:40 pm on 5th May 2011.

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Photo of Heidi Alexander Heidi Alexander Labour, Lewisham East 5:40 pm, 5th May 2011

The Minister is talking about supply-side interventions. Can he explain why the Government have insisted on the new homes bonus gimmick, rather than putting that money directly into capital subsidy for building new affordable homes?