Orders of the Day — Housing

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:13 pm on 25th November 1980.

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Photo of Gerald Kaufman Gerald Kaufman Shadow Secretary of State (Environment) 9:13 pm, 25th November 1980

No.

This housing tragedy will impose a burden of human deprivation. That is what matters, not the Secretary of State. The housing tragedy brought about by the Secretary of State will impose a burden that the nation will have to carry for decades. The right hon. Gentleman's policies are ensuring that Britain's housing crisis will endure well into the twenty-first century. He has been in office only a brief time, although he seems to carry it heavily. For the homeless and the ill housed, he has already been in office far too long.