HC Deb 27 March 1986 vol 94 c1070
Q4. Mr. Fisher

asked the Prime Minister if she will list her official engagements for Thursday 27 March.

The Prime Minister

I refer the hon. Gentleman to the reply that I gave some moments ago.

Mr. Fisher

What advice can the Prime Minister give to her party's candidate in the Fulham by-election to help him when addressing the 30 per cent. of the electorate who are the private tenants of absentee landlords? Why cannot private tenants have the same right to buy as council tenants?

The Prime Minister

It is not the Government's job to give away private property—[Interruption.] I am not sure whether the hon. Gentleman approves of the sale of council houses, but it is not possible, under totally different circumstances, to deprive private citizens of their freedoms.

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