Mortgage Costs and Housing

Part of Opposition Day – in the House of Commons at 3:39 pm on 13th December 1989.

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Photo of John Maples John Maples , Lewisham West 3:39 pm, 13th December 1989

Most of my constituents who come to see me also have housing problems. What they have in common with the hon. Gentleman's constituents is that they are tenants of Labour authorities. Can he explain why the vast majority of empty houses, outstanding repairs and uncollected rents are in Labour-controlled areas?