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Public Housing (Sales)

Volume 84: debated on Monday 21 October 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state up to the latest convenient date how many tenants have purchased their dwellings from local authorities and other public bodies in Wales during the previous 12 months and during the period since 1979 respectively, and how many such purchases await completion.

During the 12 month period ending 30 June 1985, it is provisionally estimated that 5,889 public sector dwellings were sold to sitting tenants. Between 1 January 1979 and 30 June 1985, the corresponding figure was 47,689.The provisional estimate of the number of local authority purchases awaiting completion at 30 June 1985, is 4,562. Figures for outstanding housing association sales and new town sales are not held centrally.