Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:27 pm on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee 1:27 pm, 1st November 2018

My right hon. Friend is making a valuable point. I think it was the last Housing Minister but four—now the Prime Minister’s chief of staff—who accepted that social house building provides continuity to the construction industry, as it does not go up and down with the cycles of the private sector. That is very important for maintaining skills in the industry in the long term.