§ Mr. Ken Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how the Government are encouraging tenant participation in the management of council estates.
§ Sir George Young
The Department has increased its grants for the promotion and development of tenant management initiatives on local authority estates by over a third since last year. In addition, it has contributed towards the costs of developing the new national certificate in tenant participation and is grant-aiding moves to establish a national housing and tenant resource centre. Last week it began a national distribution of the tenant participation video and leaflet which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State launched with the council tenants charter.