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Right To Buy

Volume 177: debated on Monday 23 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent estimate he has made of the number of council properties sold under the Government's right-to-buy scheme since 1979.

Between October 1980, when the right-to-buy legislation came into effect, and March 1990, about 970,000 tenants purchased their homes from English local authorities and new towns under this scheme.