HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 cc334-5W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list the names of the housing associations in(a) Greenock and (b) Port Glasgow which will be allowed by Scottish Homes to bid for houses which Scottish Homes seeks to release;

(2) what constraints have been placed upon Rankin housing association by Scottish Homes; and if he will make a statement;

(3) if the ballot papers issued to Scottish Homes tenants in Greenock and Port Glasgow will have an option for the tenants to vote (a) to remain with Scottish Homes, (b) to be transferred to (i) the Rankin housing association, (ii) the Clock housing association (iii) the James Watt housing association, (iv) the Victoria housing association (v) some other community-based housing association or (vi) the Inverclyde district council; and if he will make a statement;

(4) which housing schemes in (a) Greenock and (b) Port Glasgow Scottish Homes is attempting to transfer to housing associations or other landlords;

(5) what is the current value of the houses in (a) Greenock and (b) Port Glasgow that the Rankin housing association is seeking to acquire from Scottish Homes; and how much will be charged by Scottish Homes for these acquisitions.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 7 February 1995]The information requested is a matter for Scottish Homes. I have asked its chairman, Sir James Mellon, to write to the hon. Member.

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