Thursday 29 March 2018 / 3:16 PM Housing / John Healey

Government admits broken promises to replace homes sold under right to buy – John Healey

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, responding to the Government’s admission that they have broken their promise to replace homes sold under the right to buy, said:

“This statement, smuggled out before the Easter holidays, is another ‘F’ grade on Sajid Javid’s end of term report. The Conservatives’ promise to replace homes sold through the right to buy is in tatters with only one home built for every four sold, and now they’ve had to admit it.

“After eight years of Tory failure, it’s clear the Government has no plan to fix the affordable housing crisis. In the last five years, 150,000 homes for social rent have been lost, and the number of new social rented homes built has fallen to the lowest level since records began.

“Ministers must now back Labour’s plan to stop the loss of existing homes and start building the genuinely affordable homes the country needs.”