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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 Jake Berry Jake Berry Conservative, Rossendale and Darwen 6:15 pm, 3rd May 2016

Let me bring the hon. Lady back to her earlier comment about social housing being allocated according to need. The average salary in my constituency is £20,000 and there are more than 1,000 people on the housing waiting list. Does she accept that people on the average salary of £20,000 will feel aggrieved that they cannot get a social home if it is being occupied by a person who is earning £30,000, meaning that they are effectively paying tax to subsidise that person who is earning significantly more than them?