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 Baroness Berridge Baroness Berridge Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 2:37 pm, 11th February 2020

My Lords, there is now a longer timeframe for the target of 160,000 homes to be delivered from public sector land use, but 51,000 homes have been delivered under that. It has not been for lack of effort by government departments. There have been complications in releasing some of the land, and some of the land has been repurposed by departments. For instance, the Department for Education has used some land for schools that is then not available for housing. It will take longer, but the Government take seriously their responsibility to meet that target.