§ Mr. Heddle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further progress there has been in the development of his proposal to give secure tenants a right to repair.
§ Mr. Gow
On 7 October, my Department issued a consultation paper inviting views on the possible content of regulations to give effect to the right to repair for secure tenants as proposed under clause 23 of the Housing and Building Control Bill, which is now before a Committee of the House. Copies of the consultation paper, which are in the Library of the House, were sent to representatives70W
(2) what was the total number of (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory special grants completed by local authorities to owners of houses in multiple occupation in the financial years 1981–82 and 1982–83 for each region of his Department in England; and what was the total cost of (i) discretionary and (ii) mandatory special grants completed in each region for those years.
ir George Young
The available information is as follows:
of the public sector landlords, including the local authority associations, as well as to organisations representing other housing interests.