28 January 2019
Andrew Bridgen highlights local council’s record on new homes and homelessness

Andrew Bridgen applauds the work of North West Leicestershire District Council which has overseen the construction of more than 1,000 new homes in the last 12 months, including the first council houses to be built for more than 30 years.

Andrew Bridgen (North West Leicestershire) (Con)

To deal with homelessness, we need to deal with the housing shortage. Will my right hon. Friend join me in applauding the work of North West Leicestershire District Council, which has overseen the construction of more than 1,000 new homes in the last 12 months, including the first council houses to be built for more than 30 years? Does he think it is a coincidence that we again recorded no rough sleepers in the district over the last 12 months?

James Brokenshire

I commend my hon. Friend and his council for the work they are doing to build the homes that our country needs. Of course it is about the supply of affordable and social housing, which is why we are taking steps across the board to get people building.

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