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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 Andrew Slaughter Andrew Slaughter Shadow Minister (Justice) 4:23 pm, 2nd November 2015

Does my right hon. Friend agree that the common thread running through this Bill is an attack on social housing which will exacerbate the social cleansing the Tories are carrying out in London in particular? The so-called starter homes programme will, in the words of Shelter, help only

“those already earning high salaries who should be able to afford” a home on the open market. A £450,000 home is not an affordable home.