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MP fury over housing cuts.

A BIRMINGHAM MP has called on the Government to finish bringing the city's ageing stock of social housing up to scratch.

Selly Oak MP Steve McCabe is worried that cutbacks could hit the Decent Homes policy and leave thousands of social and council houses in poor shape.

The decent homes scheme was supposed to see all housing association and council properties fitted with double glazing and central heating by the end of this year.

Mr McCabe said: "The Government needs to stop playing games, recognise there are jobs as well as homes at stake and commit to bringing all social homes in Birmingham up to a decent standard."
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Date:Jul 31, 2010
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