Social and Economic Policies

Part of Bill Presented – in the House of Commons at 3:32 pm on 6th April 1987.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 3:32 pm, 6th April 1987

Is my right hon. Friend aware that in my borough, which is in an area of high unemployment, low wages and the rest, no council dwellings have been built since 1979, simply because of Government policy? Does he know that more than 1,000 pensioners with firm medical recommendations from community physicians are waiting for special old-age pensioners' bungalows? Most of those people will never be rehoused. That is the deplorable state of public sector housing in my borough.