HC Deb 29 June 1989 vol 155 cc507-8W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will make available the model contract which a tenants' choice applicant landlord must use when employing an independent teller to conduct the ballot of tenants' views.

Mr. Trippier

A model contract setting out detailed obligations on applicant landlords and independent tellers when consulting tenants in a tenants' choice ballot was issued by the Department and the Housing Corporation today. It has been drawn up in consultation with the Electoral Reform Society.

The applicant landlord is required to use this contract as a condition of his approval to apply to acquire the property. The contract is a rigorous document designed to ensure as far as possible that every tenant eligible to do so is able to return a fully informed vote within the consultation period.

Copies of the contract have been placed in the Libraries of both Houses and are available from the Housing Corporation.