HC Deb 22 November 1985 vol 87 c321W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will allocate funds to promote co-operative housing developments in areas where none exist.

Mr. John Patten

The allocation of funds to individual registered housing co-operatives or their projects is a matter for the Housing Corporation, or local authorities, within the resources available to them. However my Department's urban housing renewal unit is currently examining ways in which we could encourage the greater diversification of housing tenures, through housing co-operatives for example, in order to help to revitalise rundown council estates.