It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration.
If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous administration, it has moved quite… (read more)
In a sense, what we do with the regional development agencies is to give them resources to look at the… (read more)
What government has been doing, we've got major programmes now, of billions of pounds, which are directed by central government… (read more)
In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It's not a new… (read more)
Why can't we, with a more intelligent policy, actually have houses that are affordable, built at higher densities than they… (read more)
There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there.
I was the one that brought it in, but not only for the north-east, for every area so we can… (read more)
We are making the fundamental changes. It was like the decent housing target. We said by 2010, we'd have taken… (read more)
I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, that's where they are.