Johnson says plans will mean up to 40,000 new homes

Our Political Correspondent attended the briefing in which the Mayor revealed he also wants to get his hands on government owned property in the capital.

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Boris Johnson is demanding ministers hand over the annual £1.3bn income from stamp duty on London property sales. @itvlondon

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The mayor claims giving City Hall the money is the key to unlocking London's housing crisis. @itvlondon

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Johnson believes the move will lead to an increase in new homes from 33,000 to 40,000 a year. @itvlondon

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Boris to outline housing plans

Mayor Boris Johnson is to set out his ideas for tackling London's housing crisis