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What is a starter home?

Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:15 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Meg Hillier Meg Hillier Chair, Public Accounts Committee 6:15 pm, 3rd May 2016

My hon. Friend raises an important point. My local authority is set to have to sell 700 homes over the next few years. It is building homes as fast as it can for people to buy and it is certainly not against starter homes, but in London this is a pipe dream for many. Does she not agree that we need to get the Government to address particular issues in high-cost areas such as mine that are forcing everybody out of ownership and out of having any realistic prospect of living there, even if they are on a pretty good income?