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

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:35 am on 9 September 2015.

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Photo of Corri Wilson Corri Wilson Scottish National Party, Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock 10:35, 9 September 2015

Absolutely. In Scotland, we have shown that investment in affordable housing can keep costs down, create jobs and, importantly, help people to live better lives. As has been mentioned, it is not only about buying. We have actually taken over abandoned properties, repaired them, brought them up to housing standard and let them out. The SNP MPs in Westminster will push for a funding boost for affordable housing from the UK Government to help build more homes in Scotland and across the UK. Specifically, we will call for the UK Government to put in place a new target to build 100,000 affordable homes each and every year.