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Right To Buy, Northamptonshire

Volume 202: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many dwellings were owned by each district council in Northamptonshire at the time that the right to buy was introduced; how many are owned at the latest date; what percentage that is of the original figure; and how many uncompleted applications there are at the latest date.

The information available from local authorities' annual housing investment programme returns is as follows.

Number of dwellings owned by the authority at 1 April
19801991(2) as percentage of (1)
(1)(2)
Corby13,6288,14360
Daventry6,0824,13368
East Northamptonshire6,0474,84980
Kettering6,6265,01676
Northampton12,92516,350126
South Northamptonshire5,7453,85967
Wellingborough7,7506,00978
Right to buy was introduced in October 1980. Changes in local authorities' dwellings stocks include other losses and gains apart from sales through the right to buy. In the case of Northampton district council, the 1991 stock reflects the acquisition of some 6,400 dwellings from the Commission for New Towns in April 1985.Information on uncompleted applications to these authorities is not collected centrally.