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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

No, I will not give way, as it is clear that the hon. Gentleman’s colleagues want me to carry on.

Young people and families on ordinary incomes face a cost-of-housing crisis. The need for affordable homes has never been greater. This Bill sounds the death knell for our ability to build the affordable homes to rent and buy that are so badly needed in urban and rural areas alike. It strangles the ability and the obligation of the public and private sectors to build affordable homes.