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Right To Buy

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 14 May 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent response he has received from local councils on the restriction of the right to buy discount. [112951]

Councils in six of the 42 areas identified as subject to the greatest housing market pressures asked to be excluded from the discount and 12 councils asked to be added to the list. The majority of local authorities recognised the change was needed to address the scheme's impact on affordable housing and profiteering.