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What is a starter home?

Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Michelle Donelan Michelle Donelan Conservative, Chippenham 7:00 pm, 3rd May 2016

It is interesting to hear about the housing market in London, but does the hon. Lady recognise that in Wiltshire, one of the fundamental reasons why we have an above-average ageing population is that young people cannot afford to buy in the area, and so they are leaving it? Does she agree that for the long-term health of communities such as mine, initiatives such as starter homes are a very good and reasonable policy that will enable people to enter the housing market?