§ 27. Mr. G. M. Thomson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what action he proposes to take to restore legal protection under the Rent Acts to the tenants of private housing associations.
§ Mr. Thomson
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Northern Housing Association is a purely private body with no public accountability either to the tenants or to the country as a whole in any way? In the circumstances, 410 are not private tenants being taken completely away from the protection of all the Rent Acts?
§ Mr. Stuart
I am aware of the position, but I am not suggesting that the Northern Housing Association is doing anything that it should not. We shall, of course, watch the position.
§ Mr. Strachey
Can the right hon. Gentleman say quite clearly that it was his intention, and that he now supports it, that this class of house should be taken right outside the protection of the Rent Restrictions Acts?