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Could you tell me the number for ? www.xtube.com Peter Spencer, chief economic advisor to the Ernst & Young Item Club has just been allaying some of the concerns raised by the government's Help to Buy mortgage scheme. Unlike the Lloyds boss, who warned of a housing bubble, Mr Spencer says "The housing market is extremely depressed, it's just come out of a very large depression." He adds that a programme like this will help stimulate the market. "Builders will not start house construction unless they're looking at a vibrant kind of market," he says.