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Part of Housing, Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 5th November 2018.

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Photo of Hugo Swire Hugo Swire Conservative, East Devon 12:00 am, 5th November 2018

I warmly congratulate my right hon. Friend on the establishment of the Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission and the inspired choice of Sir Roger Scruton as the chairman, but, first, does my right hon. Friend not agree that this will only have any teeth if we can get the volume house builders to buy into it? Secondly, I think that the commission should be extended to look at the quality and the variable advice often given by local planning officers and at a full accreditation scheme for those planning officers on an annual basis to refresh them.