Orders of the Day — Housing and Building Control Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:35 pm on 5th July 1983.

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Photo of George Young George Young Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Environment) 9:35 pm, 5th July 1983

Our policy generates substantial, additional funds for local authority investment to enable local authorities to tackle the type of problems that the hon. Member for Norwood mentioned in his speech. Our policies are not only giving hundreds of thousands of families what they want and what they are perfectly entitled to have, but are releasing substantial resources for the housing investment programme, helping those in housing need and providing new work for the construction industry.

If the policy of the Labour party on the Bill is misguided, it is at least clear. Not so that of the alliance. Last time it voted for the Bill on Second Reading and against it on Third Reading.