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Right to Buy Scheme: Social Security Benefits

Volume 459: debated on Monday 30 April 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of council tenants who exercised the right to buy were receiving (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit in each of the last five years. (133780)

This information is not collected. The ability of tenants who are in receipt of benefits to exercise their right to buy would depend on the willingness of lenders to offer them mortgage finance, or the availability of financial assistance from family or friends.