Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 9th April 2019.

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Photo of Ivan Lewis Ivan Lewis Independent, Bury South 5:30 pm, 9th April 2019

When I met the Minister recently, he assured me that Government housing estimates were not a target. Yet within hours of that meeting his own Department informed the Greater Manchester Combined Authority that its housing deal was being scrapped because the new housing estimates were not sufficient. How does the Minister justify that contradictory statement?