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Concern raised over housing cuts

Thu, 03 Mar 2011

John Houghton MHK
John Houghton MHK

An MHK is concerned a cut in the public sector housing maintenance budget will have an impact on disabled people who need adaptations made to their homes.

 

John Houghton raised the matter in the house of keys this week.

 

Mr Houghton says Douglas Corporation won't be doing any more disabled adaptations to its housing stock because of the cutback.

 

The Department of Social Care made the reduction to save the tax payer around a million pounds a year.

 

Minister Martyn Quayle believes the cuts being made to the public sector housing maintenance budget are proportionate and reasonable [play clip]

 

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