HC Deb 22 November 1991 vol 199 cc340-1W
Mr. Fearn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received following the publication of his Department's consultative document, "The Housing Revenue Account and Short Term Leasing".

Mr. Yeo

[holding answer 21 November 1991]: My Department received some 60 responses to the consultation paper on short-term leasing issued on 3 May 1991, including 50 from local authorities or their associations. Following this consultation exercise, the Minister for Housing announced decisions on the future of short-term leasing in answer to a written parliamentary question on 23 May, including the decision in principle to make available a transitional specific grant. On 14 November my Department wrote to all local housing authorities seeking views on arrangements for the distribution of the specific grant.