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Right to Buy

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) initial applications and (b) completed sales were made under the right to buy in each local authority in London in each quarter of 2005-06. (75305)

The numbers of right-to-buy applications submitted and sales completed in London in the first three quarters of 2005-06 can be found in the following table. Data shown are as reported by local authorities. Where a local authority has failed to respond the table has been left blank. Information concerning the last quarter of 2005-06 is not yet available.

Right-to-buy sales and applications. London: April-December 2005

April-June 2005

July-September 2005

October-December 2005

Local authority

Applications

Sales

Applications

Sales

Applications

Sales

Barking and Dagenham

210

66

210

57

201

63

Barnet

19

22

71

14

32

6

Bexley

0

0

0

0

0

0

Brent

45

26

43

19

49

12

Bromley1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Camden

154

51

54

26

n/a

n/a

City of London

11

2

3

1

10

0

Croydon

39

9

43

8

30

15

Ealing

85

17

60

18

52

11

Enfield

71

22

71

25

41

3

Greenwich

135

34

118

40

92

30

Hackney

132

94

160

43

124

36

Hammersmith and Fulham

53

38

55

40

27

23

Haringey

83

101

80

54

93

39

Harrow

13

18

22

7

15

4

Havering

58

28

54

21

38

23

Hillingdon

40

21

23

24

19

17

Hounslow

61

17

36

17

45

6

Islington

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Kensington and Chelsea

23

6

35

1

21

3

Kingston upon Thames1

10

4

14

5

12

2

Lambeth

182

128

155

53

n/a

n/a

Lewisham

157

98

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Merton

31

15

35

11

36

10

Newham

121

69

199

44

130

47

Redbridge

19

21

26

23

20

12

Richmond upon Thames1

0

0

0

0

0

0

Southwark

253

293

253

217

230

125

Sutton

21

4

18

3

19

5

Tower Hamlets

169

172

177

108

153

64

Waltham Forest

43

19

38

12

39

8

Wandsworth

75

45

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Westminster

51

15

27

11

31

4

n/a = not available

1 Bromley and Richmond upon Thames transferred their stock to registered social landlords and may have retained a small residual number unlikely to be sold through the right-to-buy scheme.

Source:

P1A/B quarterly return from local authorities to the Department for Communities and Local Government