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Housing and Homes

Part of Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill – in the House of Commons at 6:17 pm on 15th May 2018.

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Photo of Siobhain McDonagh Siobhain McDonagh Labour, Mitcham and Morden 6:17 pm, 15th May 2018

I would love to, but I do not want to stop anyone from speaking.

I ask hon. Members from all parties to support my early-day motion on this issue and to support the contribution that we have made to the consultation on the national planning policy framework, which has Members from both sides of this House, academics, housing associations, and businesses saying, “Yes, stop it. Please look at the green belt.” We cannot keep talking about building more homes unless we have the means and the land to provide them, and we do, if only we all got a backbone and started looking at what we call the green belt.