Orders of the Day — Poverty

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 6:41 pm on 30th January 1990.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn , Islington North 6:41 pm, 30th January 1990

On a point of order, Mr. Deputy Speaker. Tonight, 11,000 people will sleep on the streets of London in cardboard boxes around the National theatre. Is it in order for the House to confine a debate on the crisis of poverty and homelessness to rather less than two hours in order to spend three hours discussing football? I am sure that you agree, Sir, that the House should find ways to spend more time discussing the crisis of poverty rather than the issue of football which, although significant, has no importance compared with the poverty of the people of Britain.