Cameron visit raised by MP in Commons

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Erewash MP Jessica Lee raised the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Ilkeston during a debate in the House of Commons this week.

She was speaking about the Government’s controversial Help to Buy Scheme.

Some critics have credited the scheme with causing a housing price bubble and not helping those it should.

She asked Andrea Leadsom MP, the Economic Secretary to the Treasury: “Does my hon. Friend agree that Help to Buy is a key component in helping families and first-time buyers take the important step on the property ladder, as evidenced by the Prime Minister’s recent visit to Ilkeston in Erewash to see the very successful scheme at Briars Chase?”

To which Ms Leadsom replied: “My hon. Friend, who represents Erewash so well, is absolutely right. Aspiring to one’s first new home is something that we all wish for, for ourselves, our children and our grandchildren.

“This Government are determined to do something about that while ensuring that we do not do anything that would enable an unsustainable housing boom.”