Labour and Co-operative Member of
Parliament for Kemptown and Peacehaven

Parliamentary question: Engagements

Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP to Theresa May MP, The Prime Minister on 11 Oct 2017
Lloyd Russell-Moyle MP
"Prime Minister, last week you announced that you would fund 25,000 extra socially rented homes over five years. The waiting list in Brighton is already that. Along with Brighton, my other local authority, Lewes District Council, is wanting to build more council houses, but your policies will not help them, because they are limited not by the open market, but by the Government’s arbitrary cap on borrowing and financing against housing stock. Will the Prime Minister agree with me, the Conservative-led Lewes District Council and the Labour-led Brighton that the cap on the housing revenue account must be lifted to get councils building for Britain again?"
Theresa May MP, The Prime Minister
"The hon. Gentleman is referring to our announcement that we are putting £2 billion extra into our successful affordable housing programme, bringing it to more than £9 billion, which is dedicated entirely to creating affordable homes. For every pound the Government put in, housing associations raise a further £6, which means that thousands more families get the homes that they need and can afford every single year over the next five years. This is a good announcement from the Government. It means that more people will get the homes that they need. I would have expected him to welcome it."

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