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Council House Sales

Volume 124: debated on Monday 7 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many council houses, flats and maisonnettes have been sold by each London borough between May 1979 and November 1987;(2) what percentage of council houses sold in each London borough between May 1979 and November 1987 were sold

(a) under the right-to-buy legislation and (b) as vacant possession sales;

(3) how many applications to exercise the right-to-buy have been received by each London borough between (a) May 1979 and March 1987 and (b) for each month from November 1986 to November 1987.

Information on council house sales and right to buy applications has been collected almost wholly in regular quarterly returns and the figures in the table are those reported for the period from 1 April 1979 to 30 June 1987:

1All sales April 1979 to June 1987Right to buy applications: October 1980 to June 1987
Numberof whichTotalof which, in quarters ending:
RTB per cent.Vacant per cent.NumberSeptemberDecemberMarchJune
1986198619871987
Harrow1,9438523,369150117192229
Havering4,9215364,059ֵֵֵֵ
Hillingdon2,69316481,469ֵֵֵֵ
Hounslow2,6819606,694281260390448
Islington1,10883174,91510915218394
Kensington and Chelsea78054391,65310165197233
Kingston1,55072112,4578589189149
Lambeth7459363,866ֵֵֵֵ
Lewisham2,82610007,800414317687746
Merton3,7245383,348ֵ146920
Newham2,54490106,577484268517685
Redbridge2,8680100000
Richmond1,6989003,691139160236292
Southwark2,11776194,318105182268518
Sutton2,2518464,163225182263274
Tower Hamlets1,0107822897ֵֵֵֵ
Waltham Forest2,52473273,693ֵֵֵֵ
Wandsworth10,673405510,693ֵ564954ֵ
Westminster1,83066224,209287154750ֵ
ֵ Not available.
1 All sales include voluntary sales to sitting tenants.