HC Deb 19 July 1976 vol 915 c362W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will recommend to local authorities that, in accordance with the Finer Committee's recommendations, transfer of tenancy to a wife should not render her liable to meet rent arrears immediately by her husband as sole former tenant.

Mr. Hugh D. Brown

This is a matter within the responsibility of local authorities but I would hope that they would pay regard to the recommendations of the Finer Committee on this point.