ref date:16 Mar 1999 (HEA)
SNP want public trusts for public housing
The government of Tony Blur is interested in offloading the millions of (mainly Labour
authority controlled) public housing to private companies who'd hike rents and
leave the tenants high and dry.
The SNP would liek to setup housing trusts instead, the first 'big idea' of the
The SNP admitted this wasn't their idea, but said they would push for it to help fellow Scots:
"We would like to claim public housing trusts are all our own idea, but there are parallel schemes
already in existence - and that shows it works."