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What is a starter home?

Part of Housing and Planning Bill – in the House of Commons at 7:45 pm on 3rd May 2016.

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Photo of Ben Howlett Ben Howlett Conservative, Bath 7:45 pm, 3rd May 2016

I completely agree. The sale of one high-value asset in a high-value area, such as Oxford, could enable more than just one new home to be built, because it costs a lot less to build, particularly given the current style of building adopted in some cities to keep up with demand. That is learning the lessons of the problems in the 1980s when these things were not taken into consideration, and it is thus another reason to back the Government’s proposals and not to listen to the wrecking amendments from the Lords.

I look forward to the housing revolution by 2020, and I hope that the House will reject the wrecking amendments from the House of Lords and back the Government on this vital Bill.