Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:46 pm on 11th February 2020.

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Photo of Lord Shipley Lord Shipley Liberal Democrat 2:46 pm, 11th February 2020

My Lords, I thank the Minister for her reply, but I point out that social rented housebuilding has decreased over the last year, and only 6,287 new social rented homes were delivered in England in 2018-19. Despite increases in housebuilding overall, social rent made up only 2.5% of all homes delivered in England in 2018-19. Of the affordable homes delivered, to which the Minister refers, only 11% were for social rent, while 51% were for affordable rent and 37% for intermediate tenures, including shared ownership. Do the Government accept that the housing crisis will never be solved unless more homes for social rent are built?