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Dave Jones Michael Hesletine said essentially the same thing as me on Newsnight last night. "Why should the vast majority of people at work pay to sustain families who are out of work at higher living standards?" That is a moral issue. You mentioned "those who appear envious of the space of others" and I think you need to think very seriously about this comment and whether this situation you are creating whereby those in private housing are apparently envious of those on benefits. If you listen to the wider discussion in question time and the problem of London becoming a place where only the wealthy can afford to live due to government policy, you can easily draw parallels with Guernsey and I suspect this is one of the pivotal problems we have as an island. As you are aware I lean towards the left and cannot stand the demonisation of those on benefits however it is political policy such as this which stirs up ill will and envy increasing the demonisation against exactly the same people you are trying to help by providing them with apparently luxurious accommodation that few can afford. I would not begrudge anyone decent living space however I would hope that it is a priority for the States to sort out the wider housing problems and cost of living on the island and resolve the income and expenditure deficit problems and until that is done perhaps you should consider the capacity of social housing and whether it is appropriate for the taxpayer to be paying for additional bedrooms in case a couple wish to have grandchildren to stay.