HC Deb 26 November 1986 vol 106 c265W
Sir Geoffrey Finsberg

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will use his powers under section 23 of the Housing Act 1980 in respect of the London borough of Camden; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. John Patten

I am most concerned over the council's inadequate performance in the handling of right-to-buy applications, which is formally monitored by the Department. The case for advising the Secretary of State to use his powers of intervention will be kept under review. I shall write to my hon. Friend.