§ 17. Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will ensure that each Scottish Special Housing Association tenant in Lothians and throughout Scotland will have the final say over the transfer of their house to any private landlord; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The Housing (Scotland) Act 1988 will give individual tenants of the Scottish Special Housing Associations the right of choosing to transfer to a new private landlord. As far as voluntary disposals by public sector landlords are concerned, my right hon. and learned Friend will withhold his consent to any proposed voluntary disposal if a majority of tenants is opposed.