§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment approximately how many complaints Her Majesty's Government have received from private landlords about the poor maintenance and rundown appearance of Crown-occupied premises; and what effect he estimates such complaints have had on the willingness of lessors to have the Property Services Agency as a tenant.
§ Mr. Chope
No information is held centrally about complaints by landlords of poor maintenance. The National Audit Office referred in its report "The Management of the Civil Estate" to the only two cases which came to light following a specific enquiry to PSA regions in 1986 for evidence of cases where landlords had refused to grant leases.
There is no evidence that those two cases have affected the general willingness of lessors to have PSA as a tenant.