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Defective Houses

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether the booklet giving guidance to owners of defective houses purchased from local authorities will be made available to Edinburgh district council and other local authorities in Scotland very shortly; and whether a satisfactory agreement has been arrived at involving the National Housebuilding Council and the Building Societies' Association.

I hope that the booklet of guidance will be ready for issue to all local authorities around the end of this month. On the question of agreement between the National House-Building Council and the Building Societies' Association, the warranty scheme approved by the NHBC, to which I referred in the reply which I gave my hon. Friend on 16 May, has been agreed with the BSA.