Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:26 pm on 1st July 1983.

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Photo of Mr John Wheeler Mr John Wheeler , Westminster North 1:26 pm, 1st July 1983

I shall deal with housing later. The GLC has never had a strategic role in the provision of housing. I am sure the hon. Gentleman will agree that, as one goes round one's constituency and visits council estates, one notices that some of the worst housing in London was built in the decades during which the GLC has been responsible for housing. Some GLC housing estates are a scandal in terms of design, the quality of buildings and the misery that is inflicted on the wretched people who are obliged to live in them. Much must be done to put matters right.