Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 25th February 1982.

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Photo of Mr Allan Roberts Mr Allan Roberts , Bootle 3:30 pm, 25th February 1982

Will the Leader of the House provide Government time for a debate on the housing crisis facing the nation? Most of the Government's public expenditure cuts have been in housing, where they have created a crisis of 1945 proportions. We have growing waiting lists and the lowest number of council housing starts since 1945. If the Government do not want to provide time for their policies to be criticised, surely they might provide time for us to point out that the policies pursued by Liberal and SDP claims are no different from the housing policies pursued by Conservative councils.