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Ministerial Correction

Monday 7 September 2015

Communities and Local Government

Housing Supply (London)

The following is an extract from the response by the Minister for Housing and Planning, the hon. Member for Great Yarmouth (Brandon Lewis) to the debate in Westminster Hall on Housing Supply in London on 15 July 2015.

Brandon Lewis: A Help to Buy ISA will help those saving for a deposit to have a better chance of owning their own home. The Help to Buy schemes have already supported a total of 210,000 households since 2010 with the measures we have taken. We intend to go further. We will do more to help people reach that aspiration of owning their own home. We will work to

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deliver that for 1.3 million housing association tenants, supporting their desire to own their own home and making sure that at the same time we are boosting the housing supply in this country.

[Official Report, 15 July 2015, Vol. 598, c. 315WH.]

Letter of correction from Brandon Lewis:

An error has been identified in the response I gave to the Westminster Hall debate on housing supply in London on 15 July 2015.

The correct response should have been:

Brandon Lewis: A Help to Buy ISA will help those saving for a deposit to have a better chance of owning their own home. A total of 210,000 households have been helped to become homeowners since 2010 with the various measures we have taken. We intend to go further. We will do more to help people reach that aspiration of owning their own home. We will work to deliver that for 1.3 million housing association tenants, supporting their desire to own their own home and making sure that at the same time we are boosting the housing supply in this country.