Social Housing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) 2:30 pm, 2nd July 2012

This Administration are presiding over the worst housing crisis in a generation. There has been a 97% collapse in new social housing starts and a 68% fall in affordable housing in the past 12 months. We have heard the Minister tell us that everything is fine and dandy, but nobody believes him. I cannot help wondering if he is modelling himself on Voltaire’s hopelessly optimistic Dr Pangloss or on one of George Orwell’s cynical apparatchiks, or is he just plain incompetent?