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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:30 pm on 7th March 1991.

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Photo of Mrs Alice Mahon Mrs Alice Mahon , Halifax 3:30 pm, 7th March 1991

Will the Leader of the House find time before the recess for a debate on housing? Is he aware that we are in the midst of the worst housing crisis since the war? People come to hon. Members' surgeries and tell us that their homes are being repossessed because of mortgage problems. They cannot obtain council housing; there are 7,000 people on the waiting list in my authority.

The past 11 years of Tory policies are responsible for all that. Do not the Government owe it to the thousands who have suffered under those dreadful policies to do something about it? Let us at least debate the matter in the House.