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Hilary Benn MP, Labour's Shadow Local Government Secretary, responding to the Government's announcement on planning, said:

"David Cameron’s real record on housing is one of failure – under his Government house building has fallen, rents are rising, homeownership is becoming a harder, not easier goal for young families to achieve, and homelessness has risen.

"There has been a nine per cent fall in house building starts over the past year alone. We need action not more words from David Cameron."

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