§ 20. Mr. Foster
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from the construction industry concerning the present level of new building and improvement nationally and in the Northern region.
§ Mr. Stanley
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Rother Valley (Mr. Hardy) on 6 May.—[Vol. 4, c. 98.] My right hon. Friend and I meet industry bodies regularly. I have not received any direct representations from the Northern region in recent months, but the director of my Department's Northern regional office met representatives of the region's construction industry on 3 June.