HC Deb 03 December 2002 vol 395 cc702-3W
Mr. Drew

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) if he will make a statement on the relationship between local authorities and tenant management organisations with specific reference to those local authorities seeking to pursue a large scale voluntary transfer of their stocks; [84816]

(2) if he will make a statement on advice he is offering to local authorities on the issue of tenant management organisations, with specific reference to those which are choosing to pursue large scale voluntary transfer; and whether this advice has changed following the case of Westminster City Council-Pimlico Village Housing Co-operative. [84817]

Mr. McNulty

The Housing Transfer Guidance 2002 Programme required that all existing and developing Tenant Management Organisations should be fully consulted at an early stage of the local authorities' investment appraisal process.

This guidance is not affected by the difficulties between Westminster City Council and Pimlico Village Housing Co-operative.

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