§ Mr. Home Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will seek to amend the Housing (Scotland) Bill to ensure that no house may be transferred from a public sector landlord to a private sector landlord, with consequent effects on the tenant's status as a secure tenant, without the positive consent of the tenant of the house.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
No. The requirement for the Secretary of State's consent to be obtained to disposal of houses already provides adequate safeguards in such circumstances and it will continue to do so.