HC Deb 11 February 1976 vol 905 cc207-8W
15. Mr. Robin F. Cook

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has received a copy of the Final Report of the Working Party on Housing Co-operatives; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

Yes. The working party was appointed by my hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Construction at the Department of the Environment, and, although it did not deal specifically with housing co-operatives in Scotland, I am examining its recommendations in relation to the Scottish housing situation. After consulting the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, I propose to issue guidance to local authorities and housing associations on the estabishment of housing co-operatives.