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David Lammy: 'Lack of housing forcing people into poverty'

9 July 2013 Last updated at 13:10 BST

Labour MP David Lammy is worried that parts of the private rental sector are forcing people back into poverty.

Some of the UK's biggest house builders have hailed a recovery in the housing market with house prices rising at their fastest annual rate for nearly three years, according to one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders, the Halifax.

But Mr Lammy explains that the long term increase in property prices, particularly in London, has not benefitted everyone.


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