§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the latest position regarding those Smith house private owners in Leicester awaiting full approval from Leicester city council for repair systems.
§ Mr. John Patten
Under the housing defects legislation responsibility for administering the scheme of assistance lies with the local authority concerned. I hope Leicester 405W city council and the Smith home owners will be able to reach a good understanding on both the form and timing of that assistance.