HC Deb 13 July 1981 vol 8 c320W
Mr. Kaufman

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the supplementary answer on 8 July by the Minister for Housing and Construction to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick, if he will now set out the calculations which led him to inform the Housing Consultative Council on 15 June that it is by far cheaper in public expenditure terms to keep building workers on the dole.

Mr. Heseltine

I shall answer this question shortly.

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