§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement on his policies on anti-social tenants in council housing; and what is his estimate of the number of such tenants.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
Policy for dealing with anti-social council tenants is a matter for the housing authorities. The tenants' charter sets out what residents might expect of their council in managing nuisance. Councils are required to inform their tenants about their policy for dealing with anti-social problems. The Welsh Office has provided a grant to Cynon Valley borough council to research and advise on dealing with neighbourhood disputes and disruptive behaviour on council estates. The findings will shortly be made available to other housing authorities in Wales.