§ 18. Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to amend the Housing (Scotland) Bill so as to protect the rights of public sector housing tenants to remain in the public sector if they so choose; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Amendments to the Housing Bill will be brought forward to ensure that adequate consultation with tenants is undertaken where transfer to a private sector landlord is proposed by the local authority and to require my right hon. and learned Friend to withhold his consent to such a disposal if it appears to him that a majority of tenants involved do not wish the disposal to proceed.