HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 cc139-40W
Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will state the total amount granted by the Government to individual local authorities in Wales in 1968 which was used to provide mortgages for council house tenants to enable them to purchase the property in which they reside.

Mr. George Thomas

Local authority mortgage lending is not grant aided but is controlled by quotas. The sale of council houses to sitting tenants is not controlled by these quotas but the local authorities are given special guidance on it.

Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will give details of the number of council houses sold by individual local authorities in Wales to sitting tenants during 1968.

Mr. George Thomas

160 council houses were sold in Wales in 1968, excluding houses expressly built for sale. Details are:

Local Authority Built before the war Built after the war Total
Abergavenny B.C. 1 1
Abergavenny R.D.C. 4 4
Barmouth U.D.C. 2 2
Brecon B.C. 3 3
Burry Port U.D.C. 4 4
Cardiff C.B.C. 34 41 75
Edeyrnion R.D.C. 1 1
Gower R.D.C. 1 1
Hawarden R.D.C. 11 11
Maesteg U.D.C. 2 2
Magor and St. Mellons R.D.C 2 5 7
Mold U.D.C. 1 1
Monmouth B.C. 4 4
Mountain Ash U.D.C. 1 1
Neath R.D.C. 17 17
Newport C.B.C. 4 5 9
Penarth U.D.C. 3 3
Pontardawe R.D.C. 8 8
Pontypool R.D.C. 5 5
Rhyl U.D.C. 1 1
69 91 160
Returns submitted by housing authorities do not distinguish between houses sold to sitting tenants and unoccupied houses not built expressly for sale sold to persons requiring houses for their own occupation; but it is probable that most, if not all, the figures given relate to sales to sitting tenants.

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