Skip to main content

Development Corporation Houses

Volume 181: debated on Monday 26 November 1990

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what are his most recent proposals for the handover of development corporation houses to other housing authorities prior to the wind-up of the Scottish new towns; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 23 November 1990]: The Government's proposals on the transfer of development corporation houses remain unchanged from those set out in the White Paper "The Scottish New Towns: The Way Ahead" (Cm. 711). That states:

"The position in each town will be carefully considered once an order for dissolution has been made, and formal consultations will be held with development corporations, district councils and representative tenant groups to review the position and to determine to what extent transfers might take place, be it to housing associations, co-operatives, district councils, private or other landlords. Those tenants who have not transferred to other landlords will be transferred to Scottish Homes at wind-up, with a view to pursuing further diversification with the small residual number of houses".