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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th November 1974.

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Photo of Mr Raymond Carter Mr Raymond Carter , Birmingham, Northfield 12:00 am, 13th November 1974

I thank my right hon. Friend for that full reply. When I last put this matter to the Government before the Summer Recess, 30,000 people in Birmingham were on the waiting list. That figure, together with homelessness, overcrowding and broken families has now increased. Is there nothing that my right hon. Friend can offer in the short term to cities like Birmingham which are probably facing their worst housing crisis since the immediate post-war period?