Lords Amendments

Part of School Boards (Scotland) Bill and Housing Bill (Allocation of Time) – in the House of Commons at 11:36 am on 11th November 1988.

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Photo of Mr Gerald Bowden Mr Gerald Bowden , Dulwich 11:36 am, 11th November 1988

Does my hon. Friend recognise that not only is there a disgracefully high number of void properties in the council stock in Southwark, but that its rent debt is now running at more than £30 million? Is that not disgraceful? The South London Press today discloses that one tenant is in arrears for £8,000. Does not that suggest that there is something rotten in the state of Southwark?