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Deputy Prime Minister to consult on increasing the supply and affordability of homes

The Barker review published this morning revealed that the supply of new homes is considerably behind demand, and says that the number of houses being built in Britain must rise substantially if house price inflation is to be reduced and the number of affordable houses is to be increased.

Chancellor Gordon Brown said the Deputy Prime Minister would consult on increasing the supply and affordability of homes, and on how to strike a balance between economic and social development and environmental needs.

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