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Mortgage Interest Payments

Part of Orders of the Day — Finance Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 15th July 1997.

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Photo of Mr George Stevenson Mr George Stevenson Labour, Stoke-on-Trent South 8:45 pm, 15th July 1997

I want, first, to reassure the hon. Gentleman that, although his Front Benchers are not listening to him—they have been absent for 20 minutes—we are. Secondly, as regards the housing policy credibility of our respective parties, will he remind the Committee which Government presided over the worst ever crisis in housing and home ownership? It resulted in 1,000 repossessions a week, and has continued from the late 1980s to this day.