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Housing and Planning Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:23 pm on 2nd November 2015.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning) 4:23 pm, 2nd November 2015

The hon. Gentleman is right, but perhaps he should address his remarks to the Secretary of State. In the previous Government the Tories built the smallest number of affordable homes in this country for more than two decades—10,920 affordable homes for social rent. That compares with three times that number in the last year of the last Labour Government which, incidentally, was when I was Housing Minister.