§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment on how many occasions in each of the last five years rent assessment panels have required landlords to recognise tenants' associations.
§ Sir George Young
Members of rent assessment panels are empowered to issue certificates of recognition to eligible tenants' assoiations under schedule 19 of the Housing Act 1980, which was brought into effect on 3 October 1980. From that date to 31 March 1982 they have issued 37 such certificates, of which 27 have been to associations in the Greater London area.