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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:02 am on 9th May 2019.

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Photo of Clive Efford Clive Efford Labour, Eltham 11:02 am, 9th May 2019

The Government have failed to increase stamp duty on purchases of properties by overseas buyers by 3%, instead cutting it back to 1%, which has resulted in less money being available for tackling homelessness. This is not just a rough deal on the homeless who have to sleep rough, but a rough deal on young people who want to buy houses that are forced out of reach by house price inflation. May we have a debate in Government time on the Government’s failure to join up housing policy, and its impact on our constituents and people who are facing homelessness?