HC Deb 17 January 1984 vol 71 c205W
Mr. Loyden

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce legislation to change the position of women who are currently held responsible for rent arrears of council houses when a joint tenancy is ended and the woman or wife becomes the sole tenant.

Sir George Young

No. In entering into a joint tenancy agreement, the partners assume joint responsibility for discharging such obligations.