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'Getting stuff built is incredibly important to Robert Jenrick - that was his motivation'

Business minister Nadhim Zahawi told Justin Webb that the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick had sought to ensure "viability" of the Westferry scheme by ensuring the project was given approval before a new infrastructure levy came into place. Justin also heard from the former head of the Civil Service and former adviser to Jeremy Corbyn, Lord Kerslake. He said the messages released by the Housing Secretary raise some "troubling issues." Labour says Mr Jenrick still has questions to answer about his dealings with the billionaire property developer and Tory donor, Richard Desmond. Mr Jenrick has released text messages and emails revealing a series of contacts with Mr Desmond shortly before the minister approved his plan for a one-billion pound housing development in East London. Credit: Press Association


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