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Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:00 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Lyn Brown Lyn Brown Shadow Minister (Home Office) 6:00 pm, 3rd May 2016

It is difficult to know where to start. The Minister talks about people paying an extra few pounds more, but that is nonsense. This is a tax on aspiration, and the idea that a family in London that earns £40,000 a year is rich is baloney. It costs an awful lot to live in this wonderful capital city of ours—something that the Minister is failing to grasp.