Planning: New Garden Cities — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 2nd December 2013.

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Photo of Lord Adonis Lord Adonis Shadow Spokesperson (Treasury) 3:00 pm, 2nd December 2013

My Lords, with great respect to the noble Baroness, is she aware that she has not answered my Question? It is nearly two years since the Prime Minister said that there would be a policy paper on garden cities, which still has not appeared. Does she not agree that in the face of the housing supply crisis this inaction is deplorable? Is she aware that it took the Attlee Government precisely one year to enact legislation for new towns and to designate Stevenage as the first one, and that within five years, 10 new towns had been started? Does she not agree that we need a bit more Attlee and a bit less apathy from the Government?