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Housing Programme

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what are the objectives and priorities of the Government's housing programme.

Our policy is to encourage the maximum spread of owner-occupation, and the maintenance and improvement of the existing housing stock, while ensuring a vigorous housing association movement.The Government also hope to introduce legislation to encourage the supply of more homes for renting in the private sector, but probably not during the lifetime of this Parliament.