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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 10th February 2016.

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Photo of David Cameron David Cameron The Prime Minister, Leader of the Conservative Party 11:30 am, 10th February 2016

Let me just take one of the figures that the right hon. Gentleman mentions. Homelessness today is less than half what it was at its peak under the last Labour Government. There is a simple point here. You can only invest in new houses, you can only restore existing houses, you can only build new houses and you can only support people into those houses if you have got a strong economy. We inherited mass unemployment, an economy that had completely collapsed and a banking crisis. Now we have got zero inflation, wages growing, unemployment at 5%, an economy growing and people able, for the first time, to look to their future and see that they can buy and own a house in our country.