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Housing Association Tenants (House Purchase)

Volume 129: debated on Thursday 10 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the waiting time for housing association tenants who wish to own their own homes via a transferable discount scheme; what proposals there are to ease the financial controls over the scheme; and if he will make a statement.

The waiting time for the home ownership scheme for tenants of charitable housing associations depends on the availability of funds for discounts in the Housing Corporation's approved development programme. A waiting list has been in force since 1 October 1986, but a further £19 million has been allocated for 1988–89 to cover outstanding purchases set in hand before 1 October 1986 and a proportion of the applications received since that date. Applications received up to 31 May 1987 are now being allowed to proceed.