§ Mr. Tony Banks
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many responses have been received by his Department to the consultation paper "Competing for954W Quality in Housing"; and how many were (a) against and (b) in favour of proposals to amend section 105 of the Housing Act 1985.
§ Mr. Baldry
A total of 431 responses have now been received to the consultation paper "Competing for Quality in Housing". The majority of those which referred to the proposal to amend section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 were not in favour. However, that was before respondents had the opportunity to consider the detailed provisions now included in the Housing and Urban Development Bill, which give tenants enhanced powers to influence practically and constructively the ways in which their houses are managed.