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Local Authority Housing

Volume 113: debated on Wednesday 25 March 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what number of inner city properties he estimates will remain derelict should his Department discontinue the rule that the disposal of local authority housing should be at outstanding loan debt or market value, whichever is less;(2) whether housing association grant will be available in relation to vacant properties which local authorities dispose of at discounted market value;(3) if he has any plans to change the rule that the disposal of local authority properties to housing associations should be at outstanding loan debt or market value, whichever is less.

The arrangements for transferring vacant local authority housing to housing associations are still being considered in the light of the responses to the Departments' consultation paper of 11 September 1986 on the general consents for the disposal of council houses and land.