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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of George Young George Young The Leader of the House of Commons 11:32 am, 24th November 2011

The statistics to which the hon. Gentleman refers were put out by the Homes and Communities Agency on a date arranged some time ago, and it would have been wrong—it would have breached the code of practice on statistics—for any Minister to have referred to them on Monday.