Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th June 1990.

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Photo of Mr John Maxton Mr John Maxton , Glasgow Cathcart 12:00 am, 6th June 1990

If the Minister genuinely believes that local authorities are dealing with the problem of the 28,000 homeless people in Scotland, what is his answer to the leaders of the housing committees of Scotland's four largest housing authorities who yesterday claimed that there was a major housing crisis because the Government had cut £51 million in real terms of capital allocations? When will he recognise the housing crisis, shed his prejudices against council housing and give local authorities the money that they need to stop thousands of our fellow Scots suffering from poor housing conditions?