Thursday, August 05, 2004

Lepper at the liaison committee

July 6 2004
The broadcasting committee's David Lepper continues on housing, pointing out that his constituency in Brighton & Hove has low social housing provision and a high private rental sector. There's no way for locals to stay in the area and bring up families, he says. "Is regional planning the best way of looking at this issue?" he asks, requesting more localised solutions.
The prime minister points to the "key worker housing programme" - although the pilots have been in London, not Mr Lepper's. But he agrees it is "one of the big coming issues - along with pensions." The implementation of the Barker report is essential to ease the problems in the south-east.

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