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Tenants' Choice

Volume 172: debated on Thursday 17 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the initiatives taken on and the level of resources committed to promoting tenants' choice.

The Department carried out a national publicity campaign to make tenants aware of their rights and opportunities under tenants' choice at the time of its introduction in March 1989. This cost £524,000. It was followed in March this year by a regionally based publicity campaign, costing £130,000, in some areas where awareness of tenants' choice remained relatively low. Last week, I launched a series of four explanatory videos about tenants' choice, which the Housing Corporation will make available to interested groups of tenants. These cost £120,000. Further publicity may be undertaken later this year. The Housing Corporation also provides advice and information to tenants as part of its day-to-day work on tenants' choice.