The Government has already invested billions in Britain's housing and has the "fastest rate of affordable house building in two decades," the Housing Minister said.
Refuting accusations by Shelter, Mr Prisk argued "affordability" for first time buyers was at its most "favourable" in a decade.
Shelter's report fails to take into account the billions of pounds we're investing to getting Britain building, leading to the fastest rate of affordable house building for two decades, on top of the 19,000 shared ownership homes we've delivered over the past two years...
Additionally we are tackling the record deficit to help keep interest rates low and ensuring that affordability for first-time buyers is at its most favourable level since 2003.
As a result, the number of first time buyers is at its highest level for six years