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

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 10:58 am on 9th September 2015.

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Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp Conservative, Croydon South 10:58 am, 9th September 2015

I thank hon. Members on both sides for coming today and contributing to a very important debate. We heard how challenging the affordability climate is and how hard it is for our constituents, particularly young constituents, to get on to the housing ladder from Helen Hayes and my hon. Friend Mr Hurd. It is in the interests of our country and our city to address those issues, principally by bringing forward more supply. We heard a lot about bringing forward brownfield projects and public land projects, to which Mr Lammy referred. I was struck by the comments about overseas buyers from Siobhain McDonagh and my right hon. Friend Mark Field; that would be an interesting area for further research, at least to know the facts, which are not completely clear. Doing more work to confirm the exact figures would be productive.

The debate has been very productive. I thank the Minister and hon. Members for joining us this morning.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolved,

That this House has considered affordable housing in London.