asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to remove the requirement for a management order to be made before the Housing (Management of Houses in Multiple Occupation) Regulations 1962 may be applied to houses in multiple occupation; and if he will make a statement.
No. My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State sees no reason at present to apply the 1962 regulations to houses in multiple occupation which are managed satisfactorily. My right hon. Friend wishes to see the outcome of the Department's research on houses in multiple occupation before considering whether any further measures are necessary.