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Key Workers

Volume 401: debated on Wednesday 19 March 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 12 March, Official Report, column 330W, whether his Department considers a supermarket checkout operator to be a key worker. [103280]

Support being provided by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister for key worker housing will target key public sector workers, as set out in `Sustainable Communities: building for the future'. This excludes supermarket checkout operators. Wider housing policies to increase the supply of affordable housing will benefit key workers outside the public sector.