MARIA MILLER, MP TO SUPPORT NEW HOUSING BILL IN PARLIAMENT THIS WEEK

Maria Miller will be supporting the new Housing Bill this week, which will support the Conservative Party’s important General Election Manifesto pledge to help more people have a home of their own. More people will have the 'Right to Buy' their Housing Association homes, more affordable Starter Homes will be built and there will be more of the 'Help to Buy’ scheme, which has already helped thousands of families to have a home of their own.

Maria said: “It is astonishing that by the end of the last Labour Government house building across the country was at the lowest levels seen since the 1920s; the number of social rent homes had fallen by over 400,000 and waiting lists were up to 1.8million. I will be supporting the new measures being put forward this week because they mean more Basingstoke families can have the security that comes with their own home.”

Maria will also be planning to table an amendment to the bill to address issues of poor quality in new build housing.