Council Housing

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 9:30 am on 30th June 2004.

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Photo of Ken Purchase Ken Purchase Labour/Co-operative, Wolverhampton North East 9:30 am, 30th June 2004

Does my hon. Friend agree that a central principle of Labour policy has been that poverty should be remitted from the centre? With this housing finance debacle, we have simply said that the poor should pay for the poorest. Is that not against everything that Labour has ever believed in on poverty?