The plan was welcomed by other members of the cabinet.
“If we get the right kind of growth, one that is inclusive, grows dignity and power and independence in to people#8217;s lives then we can actually create a society that puts less demands on public services.
“It means getting right to the very basis of the nature of the economic development and growth that we experience, so that by definition and by process it is inclusive.
“Less than 20 per cent of housing in this city is social housing and at the moment that proportion is still falling. What that tells us is that you can#8217;t just leave it to the market and you can#8217;t expect a free market system will generate the social housing the city needs.