Ways and Means — Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation — Amendment of the Law

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:59 am on 20th March 2015.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) 9:59 am, 20th March 2015

Will the right hon. Gentleman at least acknowledge that as a result of trusting local people with local and neighbourhood plans, a record number of some 250,000 homes were given planning approval last year, which is way beyond what Labour was achieving? Why does he not just trust local people like we do?