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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:24 pm on 7th November 2016.

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Photo of Karin Smyth Karin Smyth Labour, Bristol South 5:24 pm, 7th November 2016

My hon. Friend Nia Griffith referred to the Public Accounts Committee inquiry on land disposal, and I commend our report, which was published last week, to the House. We had a number of representatives from each Department at our hearings, because we are hoping for some joined-up Government thinking about the disposal of that land and its purpose for meeting the housing target. May I invite the Secretary of State to encourage his own Department and others to work locally on the ground to make sure that the best use is made of that disposal for local people, including key workers and people in other sorts of housing need?