Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 19th May 1988.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn , Islington North 3:31 pm, 19th May 1988

Will the Leader of the House consider that it is now important that there be an early debate on the situation facing the people of London in respect of the housing crisis and the shortage of housing for rent, the high unemployment that many inner-city places face, the cuts in the Health Service and the amalgamation of health authorities, and the growing chaos in traffic and transport throughout London? Since the House destroyed the governance of London through the GLC and since most inner-London boroughs are rate-capped or short of money, is it not important that we should debate the plight of the poorest people of London at an early date? On previous occasions, the Leader of the House has said that there would be a debate in the near future. Can he now give us a date for that?