Council House Sales

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th November 1991.

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Photo of David Winnick David Winnick , Walsall North 12:00 am, 6th November 1991

Why not take care to ensure that homes which have been sold off are replaced? Is not the Secretary of State concerned that nearly 7,000 families per month are losing their homes because they cannot keep up their mortgage repayments? Under the proposed scheme many such people will be unable to remain in their homes. Will the Secretary of State recognise at long last that there is an acute housing crisis in Britain? He talks about the number of dwellings that are sold off, but we want to ensure that people who are in such desperate plight can live in affordable rented accommodation.