HC Deb 31 October 1975 vol 898 cc640-1W
Mr. Bean

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has completed the consideration which was promised in a statement in another place on 24th September of measures to help provide employment where it is most needed in the construction industry; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Joel Barnett

Arrangements will be made immediately with the local authorities and other bodies concerned for new work to be commissioned from the construction industry for completion

£ million
1. Improvements of publicly owned housing 12
2. National Health Service 4
3. Education 4
4. Other local authority services (at local discretion subject to central guidance on priorities—e.g. youth employment, fire precautions in old people's homes etc.) 4

A corresponding programme of works will also be undertaken in Northern Ireland, suiting the Government's priorities in the Province, at a cost of £2 million. Details will be announced as soon as possible.