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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:34 pm on 17th January 1991.

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Photo of Humfrey Malins Humfrey Malins , Croydon North West 4:34 pm, 17th January 1991

Would it be possible to broaden the housing debate next week to include two subjects causing great concern in Croydon? The first is the use of bed-and-breakfast accommodation by the council, and the second the position of the homeless. The problem is that bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Croydon is costing the community charge payer vast sums of money; secondly, as a result of the legislation on homelessness, huge numbers of undeserving cases are jumping the queue into council houses and genuine cases are having to wait. Could these subjects be included?