§ Mr. Stanley
The Government, following representations by the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick, (Mr. Kaufman) introduced provisions, in the Housing Act
Authorities submitting urban programme grant applications for women's refuges in 1982–83* Authority Project Application Successful? Type of Authority† Bexley Women's Aid Refuge Yes London Borough Bradford Women's Aid Refuge Yes Metropolitan District Brighton Women's Aid Refuge Yes Shire District Cambridge Women's Aid Refuge Yes Shire District Camden Women's Aid Refuge Yes London Borough Carlisle Aid for Women Yes Shire District Derbyshire Chesterfield Women's Aid Refuge No Shire County Doncaster Women and Families Yes Metropolitan District
1980, to give greater safeguards for occupiers with rental purchase agreements. The Act extended the protection of the Protection from Eviction Act 1977 to occupiers with rental purchase agreements and allowed the courts to suspend orders for possession as they think fit. It remains open to an occupier who considers that his agreement is not a genuine purchase agreement to apply to the rent officer for a fair rent, or to the court for a declaration that he has a protected tenancy under the Rent Act 1977.