HC Deb 18 October 1989 vol 158 cc160-1W
33. Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will reconsider the decision not to allow new town development corporations' tenants a choice of landlord on the dissolution of the new towns.

Mr. Lang

No such decision has been taken. The Government's White Paper (Command 711) states at paragraph 5.10 that the position in each town will be carefully considered once an order for dissolution has been made, and formal consultations will be held with the development corporations, district councils and representative tenant groups to review the position and to determine to what extent transfers might take place, be it to housing associations, co-operatives, district councils, private or other landlords. Those tenants who have not transferred to other landlords will be transferred to Scottish Homes at wind-up, with a view to pursuing further diversification with the small residual number of houses.

35. Mr. Norman Hogg

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met the chairmen of the new town development corporations; and what subjects were discussed.

Mr. Lang

My right hon. and learned Friend last met the chairmen of the Scottish new town development corporations on 2 December 1988. A range of matters concerning the new towns was discussed.