asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received concerning the operation of schedule 1, part 1, paragraph 5 to the Housing Act 1980.
We have received representations from a number of hon. Members, local authorities, tenants and others about individual applications under this paragraph, and about its general operation. Representations have also been received from the Association of District Councils as part of a survey of member authorities in connection with the operation of the Act as a whole. In all cases where a local authority applies to have a dwelling excluded from the right to buy under paragraph 5 of schedule 1, representations are invited from the tenant on the local authority's case for exclusion and similarly representations are invited from the local authority on the tenant's case for inclusion.