HC Deb 18 July 1984 vol 64 c230W
25. Dr. Godman

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the report of the Commissioner for Local Administration in Scotland, for the year ending 31 March 1984.

Mr. Ancram

My right hon. Friend and I have seen this report. The commissioner has discussed the contents with officials of the Scottish development department, and we expect to receive a formal submission from the commissioner concerning the matters he has raised later this year.

In relation to the Commissioner's jurisdiction, I should record that we have agreed in principle that his jurisdiction should be extended to include New Town Development Corporations, in respect of their housing functions. and the Scottish Special Housing Association. The Commissioner, the Corporations and the Scottish Special Housing Association were informed of this decision earlier this week.

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