HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 c1158
Mr. Marcus Lipton

I ask the leave of the House to present a Petition signed by many thousands of residents in West and South-West London, including my own constituency, which showeth that the housing position is extremely grave; that thousands of families are living in deplorable, overcrowded conditions; and that the 1957 Rent Act, the restrictive policies of Her Majesty's Government, burdensome interest rates, land speculation, and so on, have all combined to aggravate the grievous plight of vast numbers of decent citizens.

The Petition concludes:

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that Her Majesty's Government will take immediate steps to deal with this distressing problem.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.