§ Mr. Peter Rees
My right hon. Friend has received a number of representations from bodies representing the construction industry in recent weeks.
§ Mr. Parry
The Chief Secretary and the Chancellor will be aware of the concern expressed both by building employers and trade unions in the construction industry. They will also be aware of the massive unemployment rate in the industry. Does he not agree that, in this critical period, the Government should assist the industry rather than attack it?
§ Mr. Heddle
Does my right hon. and learned Friend agree that there is widespread concern in the construction industry about rumours of a moratorium on capital spending? Will he take this opportunity to deny that rumour?