Public Expenditure

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 16th January 1968.

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Photo of Mr Emrys Hughes Mr Emrys Hughes , South Ayrshire 12:00 am, 16th January 1968

Will my right hon. Friend look again at his proposal to axe housing in Scotland? Is he not aware that in Scotland nearly every local authority has long waiting lists and that we are finding difficulty in housing key workers to man the new industries? Why does he follow the example of his Tory predecessors of axeing housing at a time of financial crisis?