We've given more resources. On housing, we are now establishing a regional housing pot.
It's moving in the right direction. It was in decline under the previous administration.
There is progress taking place, growth is better. We're only talking about two years there.
That's what I think regions are about, making central government more accountable and fairer.
The choice is not normally between the north and south. It might be between Britain and Europe.
I have only been seeking to get them to the negotiating table and, thank God, that's where they are.
In the north east, there, they have had quite a bit of government offices moving in. It's not a new policy.
Refurbishing I've done in the first three years and I'm still giving housing money, of course, to the north.
If you look at Newcastle or Gateshead, even over twenty years, even with the previous administration, it has moved quite remarkably in transforming itself.
Down in the south, it's how we find the brownfield sites without taking too much land take to meet the tremendous demand for housing, and that's what I've done.