House Building

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 28th November 1984.

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Photo of Mark Fisher Mark Fisher , Stoke-on-Trent Central 3:30 pm, 28th November 1984

Does the Minister not agree that the figures are a wholly inadequate response to the housing crisis facing the country? Can he explain why, with 250,000 construction workers unemployed and with housing authorities such as mine in Stoke-on-Trent desperately anxious to build more houses, especially for the growing elderly population, the Government will not put in more finance and will not even allow local authorities to borrow money in the market place through their housing investment programmes?