HC Deb 19 November 1987 vol 122 c1234

Mr. Secretary Ridley, supported by the Prime Minister, Mr. Secretary Walker, Mr. Secretary Moore, Mr. John Major and Mr. William Waldegrave, presented a Bill to make further provision with respect to dwelling-houses let on tenancies or occupied under licences ; to amend the Rent Act 1977 and the Rent (Agriculture) Act 1976; to amend the Housing Associations Act 1985 and to repeal and re-enact with amendments certain provisions of Part II of that Act ; to make provision for the establishment of housing action trusts for areas designated by the Secretary of State; to confer on persons approved for the purpose the right to acquire from public sector landlords certain dwelling-houses occupied by secure tenants ; to make further provision about rent officers and the administration of housing benefit and rent allowance subsidy ; and for connected purposes : And the same was read the First time ; and ordered to be read a Second time tomorrow and to be printed. [Bill 54.]