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North British Housing Association & Former Glc Tenants Outside London

EDM number 928 in 1990-91, proposed by Clive Soley on 06/06/1991.

That this House notes that a large number of homes were built by the former Greater London Council outside London to enable Londoners to retire in good faith outside the capital city, with a guarantee of low rents; notes that this system has over the years helped to ease the strain in London and also provided an excellent environment for retired people; further notes that many of these homes were sold off at well below their true value by the London Residuary Body to the North British Housing Association without proper consultation with residents, such as in the case of the 36 residents in Faversham at Bisingwood, Wildish Road, the Leas and Cobb, which were sold for less than ú6,000 per property; notes also that rents have been sharply increased since North British Housing Association took over the properties in 1989, by around ú25 per week, and that residents have raised queries concerning the allocation procedures used by the Association; fully supports the Labour prospective Parliamentary candidate for Faversham, Helen Brinton, in her campaign of support for the residents' grievances; and calls for the Public Accounts Committee to carry out a full inquiry into the sale of these properties to the North British Housing Association and their subsequent management of all former GLC properties.

This motion has been signed by a total of 32 MPs.

Clive Soley06/06/1991HammersmithProposed
Kate Hoey06/06/1991VauxhallSigned
George Howarth06/06/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
David Clelland06/06/1991Tyne BridgeSigned
Tony Banks06/06/1991Newham North WestSigned
Paul Boateng06/06/1991Brent SouthSigned
Dennis Skinner07/06/1991BolsoverSigned
Chris Smith07/06/1991Islington South & FinsburySigned
Ernie Ross10/06/1991Dundee WestSigned
Dennis Turner10/06/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie10/06/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Bill Michie10/06/1991Sheffield, HeeleySigned
William McKelvey10/06/1991Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion10/06/1991Dundee EastSigned
Eric Illsley10/06/1991Barnsley CentralSigned
Martin Redmond10/06/1991Don ValleySigned
Terry Patchett11/06/1991Barnsley EastSigned
John Battle11/06/1991Leeds WestSigned
Kevin Barron11/06/1991Rother ValleySigned
Tommy Graham11/06/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Eddie Loyden11/06/1991Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Joan Lestor12/06/1991EcclesSigned
Keith Bradley12/06/1991Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Terry Lewis13/06/1991WorsleySigned
Allan Rogers19/06/1991RhonddaSigned
James Wray19/06/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Harry Cohen20/06/1991LeytonSigned
Diane Abbott20/06/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Frank Cook25/06/1991Stockton NorthSigned
Doug Hoyle27/06/1991Warrington NorthSigned
Audrey Wise03/07/1991PrestonSigned
Ken Livingstone14/10/1991Brent EastSigned

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