HC Deb 23 July 1975 vol 896 cc216-7W
Mr. Faulds

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of the adoption by local authorities of schemes whereby tenants on council estates play a part in their management.

Mr. Freeson

The preliminary results of a recent survey show that formal systems of tenants' participation in housing management have been introduced by 75 per cent. of the London boroughs, 28 per cent. of metropolitan district councils and 6 per cent. of district councils in England and Wales. 12 authorities have co-opted tenants to their housing committees; 52 authorities have introduced regular consultative machinery and 144 authorities hold regular meetings with tenants. I am anxious that more local authorities should enable and encourage active participation by tenants in decisions affecting their own estates.