Geoffrey Searston asked me to respond to some housing questions in these pages (Letters, December 28). This letter addresses the final of four questions Geoffrey would like answered.

His question was “How small is the envelope on which he scribbles his “big” ideas?” I don’t scribble, I don’t write ideas on envelopes, but I do have big ideas and I like to see them through.

Coun James Alexander, Leader, City of York Council.