Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 29th January 2014.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Attorney General 11:30 am, 29th January 2014

Mount Pleasant in my constituency is a massive development site that used to belong to Royal Mail, and therefore to all of us. It was sold for an absolute song. Is it not morally right for at least half the site to be used for local people? Independent valuers have said that the developers could build 50% genuinely affordable housing and still make a huge profit. In those circumstances and given the level of local opposition to the current plan to develop the site, would it not be outrageous for the Mayor of London to approve it? How can 12% affordable housing help with the cost of living crisis for Londoners?