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New Town Development Corporations

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the number of homes sold by new town development corporations since May 1979 to the most recent date available.

Since May 1979 until the end of September 1981, new town corporations sold 6,646 dwellings and firm negotiations are in hand for the sale of a further 4,783. Together these figures, which include sales of some formerly vacant dwellings, represent 14 per cent. of the tenancies at June 1979. The figures for individual towns are as follows:

Sales of Corporation Dwellings: May 1979 to 30 September 1981.
TownSalesFirm NegotiationsNumber of sales and firm negotiations as percentage of tenancies at June 1979
Basildon2,08366216
CLNT94748
Milton Keynes3543437
Northampton64525316
Peterborough77036817
Redditch35656514
Runcorn45459211
Skelmersdale8981,10825
Telford60651912
Warrington16225116
Washington224484
6,6464,78314