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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 Michael Fallon Michael Fallon The Secretary of State for Defence 5:24 pm, 7th November 2016

I am happy to give the hon. Lady that assurance. I have read the reports of the Committee’s public sessions with interest. It is important that we move on from the statement and see these local discussions take place. We have a target, to which we have committed, of 55,000 new homes across this Parliament, so we, too, have an interest in making sure that we maximise the number of homes that can be released. I was drawing the House’s attention to the other possible commercial uses—for small businesses, technology parks and so on—that may, in some circumstances, be more appropriate.