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Right-To-Buy Legislation

Volume 81: debated on Monday 17 June 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if consideration has been given to amending the right-to-buy legislation in order to enable individuals in essential services with tied accommodation to receive assistance to purchase in the open market, as in the case of tenants of charitable housing associations; and if he will make a statement.

Various possibilities along these lines have been and are being examined. But the scheme to assist tenants of charitable housing associations arose out of special circumstances which do not apply in the case of tied accommodation and there are of course other categories of tenants who are excluded from the right to buy.