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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

I hope that the hon. Gentleman will welcome the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Local Government on Monday, which addressed the parlous state of the housing and construction industry we inherited, the action we are taking to bring public land back into use, the incentives we are giving to local authorities to develop and the help we are getting through building societies and banks for first-time buyers. We are taking effective action to kick-start the sluggish housing economy that we inherited.