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Housing Defects Act

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland why the issuing of the pamphlet to district councils on the operation of the Housing Defects Act has been delayed; and if he will make it his policy to ensure that this pamphlet will be issued without further delay.

The issue to local authorities of the booklet for private owners has been held up largely because of the delay in reaching agreement on the arrangements required to enable building societies to accept repaired PRC houses as being suitable for a loan on their security. Copies of the booklet will be sent to local authorities within the next few weeks.