Petitions – in the House of Commons at 9:36 am on 26 March 1993.

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Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry , High Peak 9:36, 26 March 1993

I wish to present a petition which has been signed by 218,617 people from throughout the United Kingdom, organised by the Churches National Housing Coalition. It states: That the growth and persistence of homelessness and bad housing is a fact, a scandal and a threat to future generations. The human suffering and social division caused make this an issue that each of us must face.The churches are united in calling for compassion and justice in national housing policies.Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your honourable House will urge the Government to make housing a higher priority by: making 100,000 affordable homes available each year, using both public and private housing, to meet rural and urban housing need; improving choice and quality of housing for all tenants; implementing further measures to tackle homelessness, especially amongst young people; targeting government resources, such as mortgage interest tax relief, to those in greatest housing need.

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