§ 28. Mr. Carrington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what are his plans for the development of compulsory competitive tendering in housing management. 
§ Mr. Robert B. Jones
We have put in place the legislative framework extending compulsory competitive tendering to housing management. The first contracts are due to be in operation from April 1996. I am pleased to 149W say that local authorities are making good progress with their preparations.