Council House Building

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd December 1981.

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Photo of Mr Allan Roberts Mr Allan Roberts , Bootle 12:00 am, 2nd December 1981

Will the hon. Gentleman ignore his doctrinaire disagreement with public sector housing and admit that the only real way to solve the nation's housing crisis is to build more homes, whether for rent or for sale? Will he also admit that the measures he has just outlined, which provide a small number of dwellings, are only a palliative and that we need a public sector house building programme financed by Government supported moneys?