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Council And New Town Houses (Sale)

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council homes, and, separately, how many new town houses, have been sold in the United Kingdom since 3 May to the latest available date.

Sales figures for local authority and new town corporation dwellings are collected quarterly, and those for England and Wales are subsequently published together. The latest available figures relate to the second quarter of 1979.According to provisional estimates, 6,831 local authority and 77 new town dwellings were sold in England and Wales during April, May and June 1979.The sales of local authority and new town corporation properties in Scotland and Northern Ireland are the responsibility of my right hon. Friends the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if, consequent to his written answer to the hon. Member for Basildon (Mr. Proctor) Official Report, 25 July, column 329, he will state, for each of the new towns listed in that answer, how many of the inquiries have resulted in (a) firm negotiations and (b) actual sales concluded.

The information requested is as follows:

Inquiries resulting infirm negotiationsActual sales concluded
Central Lancashire48
Milton Keynes1396