Housing

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:20 pm on 15th December 1980.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 6:20 pm, 15th December 1980

Will the right hon. Gentleman take note of the fact that there will be anger and bitter resentment from council tenants up and down the country about the type of rent increases which are being proposed by him? Will he also bear in mind that any rent rebate—and he has been misleading the House—will be on the new rent increases, so even those receiving rent rebates will undoubtedly be faced with quite a substantial increase? Bearing in mind the right hon. Gentleman's whole appalling record as the Secretary of State responsible for housing, may I ask whether he realises the amount of family misery which is being caused by the policies for which he has been responsible and which have meant the worst housing crisis that this country has faced for many years?