[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Affordable Housing (London)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 9 September 2015.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp Conservative, Croydon South 9:30, 9 September 2015

Let me take the latter point made by Mr Lammy before coming on to the hon. Lady’s. On affordability, supply and demand clearly drive prices. I am delighted that under the current Mayor of London we have delivered 3,000 council houses, whereas under the previous Mayor virtually none were delivered. Taken together, the number of housing association starts and local authority starts under this Government is 5% higher than under the Labour Government.