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Housing and Planning Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:37 pm on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of Greg Clark Greg Clark The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 3:37 pm, 2nd November 2015

The hon. Gentleman knows very well that since the previous Government the number of homes being built has increased substantially. In fact, it has increased by over 50% since we came to office. Planning permissions, as I mentioned, are now running at almost 250,000 a year, for the first time in many years getting to the level we need to provide homes for the population as it rises.