Stamp Duty (Temporary Provisions) Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:12 pm on 20th January 1992.

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Photo of Tommy Graham Tommy Graham , Renfrew West and Inverclyde 11:12 pm, 20th January 1992

I would go further than that. Renfrew district council has borne the brunt of the Government's mismanagement of the housing economy. Over the past few months, it has housed at least 10 people. That has possibly cost £80,000 a house, or £800,000 in all. In the face of that, the Government come up with a pittance of a few million pounds for all of Scotland to deal with homelessness. That might make one laugh, but it makes me sick to the teeth because the people about whom I am concerned are good people. They want to work and have the right to a decent job. Conservative Members can smile all the way to the bank, but those people can only smile all the way to the dole queue.