David Cameron hails Help to Buy's 'extraordinary start'

Prime Minister David Cameron says the government's Help to Buy scheme has, "got off to an extraordinary start," after two major lenders reported a strong uptake.

The Prime Minister said "Seventy-five families every day have taken a step to achieving their dream of home ownership. A third of a billion pounds of mortgages have so far been agreed."

He also challenged the scheme's critics, saying that applications had not been confined to the south of England, that the typical Help to Buy purchase was for averagely priced housing and that house-building was up by a third.

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