[Albert Owen in the Chair] — Prefabricated Housing

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:53 am on 4th November 2015.

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Photo of Roberta Blackman-Woods Roberta Blackman-Woods Shadow Minister (Housing) 9:53 am, 4th November 2015

I am listing things that need to be taken into consideration. It is as if we had a balance sheet and needed to see the evidence. That is the point—we need evidence, and we need to make sure that these issues are addressed. The hon. Member for Folkestone and Hythe said that he wanted a revolution. I am not suggesting for a minute that there is no role for this sort of construction, but before it becomes more widespread throughout the country and across different types of housing—before the revolution—we need to be sure that we are not building up problems with transport, or with more movement on and off site. We also need to ensure that people have the right skills to construct the units properly.