HC Deb 25 April 1975 vol 890 c416W
Mr. Parry

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans the Government have to reduce the present number of unemployed in the building industry, particularly in special development areas like Merseyside.

Mr. Kaufman

The Government have taken a number of measures which will provide assistance to the construction industry generally. In particular, vigorous action has been taken to stimulate house building in both the public and the private sectors. The steps taken to encourage industrial activity generally on Merseyside should also help the construction industry, and I shall be meeting a deputation from Merseyside on 19th May to discuss unemployment in the construction industry in the area.