Standards of Living and the Historic Housing Problem

Mr Bossano championed the need to improve existing standards of living by improving the housing situation. He highlighted the need for a change in the existing Government’s housing policy and explained that it was crucial that Gibraltar developed a self-sufficient Housing Account in order to allow the Gibraltar Government to replace the existing housing stock independently and not have to continue relying on the UK Government’s aid.

I think, Mr Speaker, that certainly this area of housing, which is of vital importance to our future in Gibraltar, is one where we need to look very carefully, to carry out whatever changes need to be carried out and to ensure that we have a stable and long term housing policy which will produce houses which are good, which will give people an improvement to their standard of living, which to my mind is one of the major factors responsible for people leaving Gibraltar