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Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will amend the Tenants Rights etc. (Scotland) Act 1980 so that tenants of council houses whose titles disclose rights of pre-emption to superiors or prohibitions against sub-division are entitled to the right to buy. [37191]

[holding answer 16 October 1995]: The Department is currently considering what action, including legislative change, may be needed to enable tenants in these circumstances to exercise the right to buy. We will announce the outcome as soon as possible.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations have been received and from which bodies that the Tenants Rights etc. (Scotland) Act 1980 should be amended in order to ensure tenants have a statutory right to purchase properties whose titles contain rights of pre-emption or prohibition against sub-division. [37192]

[holding answer 16 October 19951: Since March, representations to this effect have been received from four Members of Parliament, from Moray, Badenoch and Strathspey and Ross and Cromarty district councils, the Society of Directors of Administration in Scotland and the Association of Chief Housing Officers, northern area.