§ Mr. Wareing
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimate he has made of the likely cost to local authorities of Government plans to give council tenants the right to carry out repairs and obtain reimbursements from the councils; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
My right hon. Friend does not expect his right-to-repair proposals—which will confer new benefits on tenants — to impose significant additional costs on landlords.