Thursday 2 May 2019 / 12:24 PM Housing / John Healey

Conservative Government can’t even get homes built on the land that it owns – John Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the National Audit Office’s judgement on the failure of the Government’s programme to build homes on public land, said:

“This is pitiful. If this Conservative Government can’t even get homes built on the land that it owns, then there is no hope that Ministers can fix our country’s housing crisis.

“The homes that are being built on former public sites are too few and too expensive, with housing built on former NHS land that nurses can’t afford to live in.

“Labour will ensure that public land is used for public benefit, setting up an English Sovereign Land Trust to spearhead our plan to build a million genuinely affordable homes.”