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Smith Houses (Leicester)

Volume 116: debated on Friday 15 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the latest position regarding those Smith house private owners in Leicester awaiting full approval from Leicester city council for repair systems.

Under the housing defects legislation responsibility for administering the scheme of assistance lies with the local authority concerned. I hope Leicester city council and the Smith home owners will be able to reach a good understanding on both the form and timing of that assistance.