Let’s ‘Start Building Council Houses Again’

House of Commons Debates Thursday 18th December

Oral Answers to Questions – Treasury  Banks (Rescue Package)
Dennis Skinner (Bolsover, Labour)

‘Does the Chancellor agree that one of the quickest ways to get people back into work is through the construction industry, and is he aware that a number of local authorities are ready, willing and able—and have got the land—to start building council houses again? Bolsover district council, for example, has made representations to replace some old bungalows and to build some more as well. Will he encourage these local authorities—Labour controlled—to get moving again?’ Click here to view the debate in full.

Isn’t Dennis aware that one of the first casualties of the economic downturn is the construction industry – it’s where people started losing their jobs first!

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