Dawn speaks on the Housing debate 15 December 2015

Dawn asks if the proposed changes to the Housing and Planning Bill are legitimate.

Dawn Butler: Does the Minister feel that those people who voted Tory at the last election will be surprised by this Housing and Planning Bill?

Brandon Lewis: As it contains two of our key manifesto pledges, on which we are mandated to deliver, I suspect that people will be pleased to see that we are a Government who are getting on and delivering for the people of this country. To take the hon. Lady’s very direct question, the public gave their verdict on the performance of the last Government at two general elections. At the last time of asking, the electorate were offered by the Opposition party a reprise of Labour’s centrally controlled, top-down housing nightmare—land grabs, the mansion tax, rent controls, red tape and restrictions on right to buy.

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