Affordable Housing — 22 Oct 2002 at 19:13

I beg to move,

That this House notes that the current crisis in affordable housing has reached such a level that there is a national need for more than 80,000 new affordable dwellings per annum for the next decade and beyond; regrets the failure of the present Government to take earlier action while welcoming additional funding for that housing announced in the Spending Review 2002 and recent measures to tackle homelessness; and believes that urgent action is needed better to link local and regional planning and housing policies, to bring back into use empty properties, to increase the density of housing developments, to encourage local authorities to implement fully PPG3 and to reform the right to buy to prevent abuses of the system, while resisting the Conservative Opposition's proposals for its extension.

I beg to move, To leave out from XHouse" to the end of the Question, and to add instead thereof:

Xwelcomes the additional funding for housing announced in the Spending Review 2002 and recent measures to tackle homelessness; and supports the action being taken better to link local and regional planning and housing policies, to bring back into use empty properties, to increase the density of housing developments, to encourage local authorities to implement fully PPG3 and to reform the right to buy to prevent abuses of the system while resisting the Conservative Opposition's proposals for its extension."

Question put, That the original words stand part of the Question:-

The House divided: Ayes 50, Noes 447.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con121 0074.2%
DUP1 0020.0%
Independent1 00100.0%
Lab321 (+2 tell) 0078.8%
LDem0 43 (+2 tell)084.9%
PC0 2050.0%
SNP0 50100.0%
UUP4 0066.7%
Total:448 50077.6%

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