If housing minister Grant Shapps is so confident about his housebuilding incentive scheme (1 October, page 12), will he now explain why the details of how it will work have yet to see the light of day?

During the summer, Shapps promised that the prospectus for the incentive scheme would be published before parliament rose for the summer recess. Two-and-a-half months later, we remain none the wiser.

Can it be that it is Mr Shapps himself, not John Healey, who has no idea what he is talking about?”

Nick Raynsford MP