Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation

Part of Amendment of the Law – in the House of Commons at 1:27 pm on 13th March 2008.

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Photo of Bob Russell Bob Russell Opposition Whip (Commons), Shadow Minister (Defence) 1:27 pm, 13th March 2008

Does my hon. Friend agree that the most fundamental way of dealing with child poverty is for families to have decent housing? Does he share my dismay that the housing crisis in the affordable rented sector is worse than it was 10 years ago? Some 500,000 council houses were built in the first 10 years of Conservative government, but the Labour Government have built only 5,000 in 10 years.