To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many housing action trusts have been accepted and how many are in being.
No housing action trusts have so far been established. Discussions are proceeding with the council and tenants in the London borough of Waltham Forest and Hull city council is consulting tenants about the council's proposal for a housing action trust for the North Hull estate.
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the cost of the consultants' fees for the Government's housing action trust programme to the end of October.
At 31 October 1990 the following amounts had been spent on consultancies related to housing action trust proposals: Tower Hamlets, £182,000; Lambeth, £182,000; Southwark, £1,411,000; Sandwell, £191,000; Leeds, £161,000; Sunderland, £667,000; and Waltham Forest, £129,000.