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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 Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health) 6:00 pm, 3rd May 2016

My hon. Friend is making an important point about localism. Do we not also need the local authority to determine what is truly affordable for its local housing market? I note that the Minister was not so forthcoming about his definition of “affordability”. He said in reply to my hon. Friend Ms Buck that these homes in central London would not be sold at £450,000. What then is the point of a cap at £450,000—why not £150,000?