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Empty Council Homes

EDM number 1117 in 1990-91, proposed by Fergus Montgomery on 11/07/1991.

That this House deplores the fact that more than 100,000 council houses worth around ú5,000 million are lying empty; notes this appalling waste when vast sums of money are being spent on accommodating the homeless in bed and breakfast establishments; further notes that 10 councils are responsible for one-third of the empty council houses in England, and nine of these authorities are Labour run, highlighting the sham of socialist expressions of concern about the homeless problem; congratulates the Daily Express for revealing the extent of this scandal; and calls on the Government to take every possible action to encourage local authorities to bring empty council homes back into use.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Fergus Montgomery11/07/1991Altrincham and SaleProposed
Christopher Gill11/07/1991LudlowSigned
Teresa Gorman11/07/1991BillericaySigned
Gary Waller11/07/1991KeighleySigned
Mark Wolfson11/07/1991SevenoaksSigned
David Knox15/07/1991Staffordshire MoorlandsSigned
John Blackburn15/07/1991Dudley WestSigned
James Pawsey16/07/1991Rugby & KenilworthSigned
Michael Colvin16/07/1991Romsey and WatersideSigned
Timothy Devlin16/07/1991Stockton SouthSigned
Jacques Arnold16/07/1991GraveshamSigned
Neville Trotter16/07/1991TynemouthSigned
George Gardiner17/07/1991ReigateSigned
Bob Dunn22/07/1991DartfordSigned

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