HC Deb 26 November 1980 vol 994 cc93-4W
32. Mr. Peter Fraser

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he will take to ensure the compliance by Dundee district council with the provisions for the sale of council houses in the Tenants' Rights Etc. (Scotland) Act 1980.

Mr. Rifkind

If Dundee district council, which is, I understand, due to discuss the question shortly, was unwise enough to decide not to comply with the provisions of the Act, that would be a very serious matter. My right hon. Friend would then feel obliged to decide urgently whether he should use the powers available to him in respect of an apparent default by a local authority in respect of its statutory duties.