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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

My hon. Friend makes an excellent point. I hope I have made it clear from the Dispatch Box today that the constructive approach that we found easy to accommodate with the housing associations is absolutely open to representatives of London local government—indeed, we are already having some productive conversations.

Let me deal with starter homes. During the last 20 years, the proportion of homeowners under the age of 40 has fallen by a third.