§ Mr. George Howarth
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many requests he has received under the provisions of the Housing Act 1988 to activate the process of opting out of local authority control by(a) housing associations, (b) private landlords, (c) local authorities, (d) tenants' groups or associations and (e) registered housing co-operatives; and if he will list them.
§ Mr. Trippier
None. The responsibility for approving landlords for the purposes of tenants' choice (part IV of the Act) lies with the Housing Corporation in England and with Housing for Wales in Wales.