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Local Infrastructure (East Midlands)

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:33 am on 20th March 2018.

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Photo of Toby Perkins Toby Perkins Labour, Chesterfield 9:33 am, 20th March 2018

I congratulate the hon. Gentleman on securing the debate. He made an important point about how long it has been since home ownership kept up with demand. The truth is that home ownership has never kept up with demand, except for those times when Governments have built a significant number of homes. It is not in the interests of the house building industry to satisfy demand. Does he see a greater role for arms of the Government—whether local government or others—in satisfying our housing crisis?