§ Mr. Durant
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about the new statutory accounting provisions being applied to almshouses; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stanley
I have received a number of representations from several right hon. and hon. Members from the National Association of Almshouses and from individual almshouse charities regarding the administrative impact on them of The Registered Housing Associations (Accounting Requirements) Order 1982. In the light of these representations I have initiated discussions with the National Association of Almshouses with a view to making the statutory accounting requirements for almshouse charities less detailed.