HC Deb 26 July 1965 vol 717 cc29-30W
Mr. Edward M. Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for setting up a central agency to facilitate mutual transfers between municipal tenants in different local authority areas; where the agency will be located; how many staff will be employed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ross

I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a recent circular letter to local housing authorities announcing arrangements under which Paisley Town Council will operate a register of persons seeking exchanges of tenancies between different local authority areas.

I am most grateful to the Town Council for generously providing this useful service which will contribute to the Government's efforts to secure greater mobility of labour in the economy. The work will be undertaken by the Burgh Factor without additional staff.