Housing: New Homes - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Baker of Dorking Lord Baker of Dorking Conservative 2:37 pm, 11th February 2020

My Lords, does my noble friend recall that the last time a Conservative Government built 300,000 houses a year was under Harold Macmillan, when Ernie Marples built them for him? He found that private housebuilders were not capable of building at that rate because they had to depend on investment by local authorities and housing associations. Would she welcome that in this target?