and so ............... to avoid a "scare resource" situation occurring it would be best :
Not to sell off the "scarce resource" through RTB subsidy.
Not to drain the HRA system of supposed "surpluses"
Not to cream off RTB receipts.
But instead .... wait for it ....... build more council housing with these funds then there is no "scarce resource" and no stick to beat the tenants with. It would be boring then though wouldn't it. Who could be picked on next I wonder?