VICTORIA CALLS FOR MORE AFFORDABLE STARTER HOMES

On Wednesday 11 May, Victoria made use of her second opportunity to participate in Prime Minister’s Question Time by asking what was being done to ensure that home ownership was a realistic aspiration for all.

The below account is taken from the official House of Commons Hansard for 11 May 2016:

Victoria Prentis (Banbury) (Con): In Banbury and Bicester, we have unprecedented housing growth. Does the Prime Minister agree that we must build sufficient starter homes so that the dream of home ownership becomes something to which everybody can really aspire?

The Prime Minister: I thank my constituency neighbour and hon. Friend for raising that question. The fact is that we are building more houses, including more affordable homes, right across England. The legislation going through this House and the other place will ensure that we deliver on our manifesto pledge of 200,000 starter homes. Those are the homes that we want to see—affordable for people to buy. I hope that, even at this late stage, the Labour party and the House of Lords will stop blocking this Bill.