If Grant is telling the truth about not reading IH this will only be because he pays someone else to read it for him - otherwise, perhaps he has identified why he is so ignorent about housing and the housing sector.
Rick is spot on, again, to point out that for years posters and article writers have been lobbying the housing development and social rent causes. Indeed, the arguments have been in every organ of the sector. So unless Shapps ignores every organ he has no excuse for not knowing - but then as a 'leader in the housing field' for five years he has no excuse other than, of course, his own prinicpled beliefs and prejudices.
It is time for the country to have the benefit of a Housing Minister and for careerist millionaires to retire to their tax exile holts!