Speaking at Business Questions with Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons Maria said "Buying a new home is the biggest purchase any of us will ever make and it is important that developers deliver the quality of the new build houses that we all expect. I have been contacted by local residents who have faced problems with the quality of their newly built homes and I am working with the residents, local councillors and relevant authorities to find a way to resolve these issues and in the longer term ensure that house builders are held accountable and deliver good quality new build housing."
Hansard - 4 June 2015
Mrs Maria Miller (Basingstoke) (Con): New house building is an important priority for the Government, and buying a new home is the biggest purchase that most of our constituents will ever make. Will the Leader of the House make time for a debate to examine the quality of new house building and how the current system is working to expose substandard building companies that fail to deliver the quality of new build houses that we would all expect?
Chris Grayling: That is an important issue, and I praise the work that my right hon. Friend has done in her constituency, where a substantial amount of new housing has been built in recent years. Of course, the people who buy housing and find themselves in possession of properties that simply are not up to scratch go through an immensely difficult time. I simply suggest to her that she use one of the mechanisms available to her, such as Adjournment debates or Communities and Local Government questions when they come up, to keep making her important point and ensure that the message gets across to both the Government and house builders themselves.