§ Mr. Craigen
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his reply to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Maryhill on 28 July, Official Report, c. 611, what further consideration he is giving to the encouragement of tenant housing management co-operatives in Scotland by local authorities, new town development corporations and the Scottish Special Housing Association; and for what period he is providing financial support to the tenant participation advisory service.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The tenant participation advisory service has been engaged in developing interest in and knowledge of all forms of tenant participation, including management co-operatives. The grant paid by the Secretary of State under section 5 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1978 to the Scottish Council for Social Service in respect of the TPAS comes to an end in March 1983, and my Department is currently considering proposals for a further three-year phase. In that consideration it is my intention to ensure that assistance is given particularly to the involvement of the TPAS in local projects and initiatives.