§ Mr. Kidney
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what economic instruments are available to him to promote housing development on brownfield sites in preference to greenfield ones. 
§ Dawn Primarolo
[holding answer 29 January 1998]: There are a number of possible economic instruments that could be used to help promote housing developments on brownfield sites in preference to greenfield sites. These are being considered in the Comprehensive Spending Review, alongside other economic instruments that offer potential scope for improving the efficiency of the land-use planning system. My right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister will shortly be making a statement on the Government's policy on the issues raised in the consultation paper. "Household Growth: Where Shall We Live".