HC Deb 19 April 1995 vol 258 cc148-9W
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. [17934]

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 say that local authorities are making good progress with their preparations.