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Prescott plan 'will sound death knell for social housing'

Deputy Prime John Prescott was accused of killing off social housing as he prepared today to announce plans to enable 300,000 poorer tenants a chance to buy a stake in their homes.
Mr Prescott will unveil his five year housing plan, with proposals to build tens of thousands of cheap new starter homes on land owned by the Government.

The package will also include measures which will for the first time enable housing association tenants to build up equity in their homes until they can eventually afford to buy them outright.

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