Tuesday 5 November 2019 / 12:02 AM Housing / John Healey

John Healey comment on National Audit Office investigation into Conservatives’ ‘starter homes’ programme

John Healey MP, Labour’s Shadow Housing Secretary, commenting on the National Audit Office investigation into the Conservatives’ ‘starter homes’ programme, said:

“The Conservatives’ flagship housing announcement for first-time buyers has been a total failure. It’s clear you can’t trust the Tories to do what they promise.

“Conservative Ministers pledged in 2015 to build 200,000 cut-price homes for first-time buyers, but the National Audit Office confirms they haven’t built a single one, despite wasting four years and spending millions of pounds.

“After nearly 10 years of Conservative failure on housing, the country needs a Labour Government to fix the housing crisis.”

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Notes to Editors

  • The National Audit Office report ‘Investigation into Starter Homes’ is published today (Tuesday).
  • The report finds:

o   The Conservatives promising to build 200,000 Starter Homes in 2015, but no Starter Homes have been built to date

o   Despite this, almost £174 million has been spent on the starter homes programme