My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and I are in regular contact with representatives of local government in Scotland on a range of issues.
The truth is that the Secretary of State has not met the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities since
I am afraid that the hon. Lady’s assumption is wrong. At meetings with COSLA, the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations and my noble Friend Lord Freud, we have discussed that very issue and satisfied the concerns of housing associations and local authorities.