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Labour Mobility

Volume 84: debated on Wednesday 30 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce new measures to assist workers seeking to move from low-cost housing regions to high-cost areas; and if he will make a statement.

We have already developed the tenants' exchange scheme, the national mobility scheme, and the right to exchange in the public rented sector. We also hope to introduce legislation to encourage the supply of more homes for renting in the private sector, but probably not during the lifetime of this Parliament.The employment transfer scheme of the Manpower Services Commission can also help with rehousing costs in some cases.