§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, in the light of the concern among council tenants throughout the United Kingdom over the non-implementation of the Housing Bill of the previous Administration, whether he intends to introduce similar provisions; and whether the cost of a further "Tenants' Charter" can be justified.
§ Mr. Stanley
Yes. The Government will introduce a tenants' charter as part of their forthcoming Housing Bill. The proposed provisions of the tenants' charter are set out in a consultation paper, copies of which have been placed in the Library of the House. We consider the cost to be fully justified.