Local Housing Need

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:34 pm on 14th September 2017.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham 12:34 pm, 14th September 2017

Following that answer, we are talking not just about the number of housing units, but about who needs them. If the Secretary of State relies only on private developers to build houses in areas of high land values, such as London, we will not build houses at affordable rents in which people can live while they save to become house buyers. The Government have to step in and start building social housing again at rents that people can afford in areas of high land values, so that we can really mend the broken housing ladder.