Surveyor appointed housing minister
CHARTERED surveyor, Mark Prisk is the new housing minister after his predecessor Grant Shapps was appointed Conservative Party co-chairman in the Government re-shuffle.
Mr Prisk, 50, the MP for Hertford and Stortford, moved from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).
The president of the National Association of Estate Agents, Mark Hayward, says: “His first job is to address the growing challenges faced by consumers and act swiftly to restore confidence in the UK property market which has reached crisis point.
“We would like to see more a concrete commitment of support from the Government to kick-start market activity.”