HC Deb 03 February 1970 vol 795 c84W
Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will seek powers to prevent local authorities from selling houses to persons other than sitting tenants.

Mr. Freeson

The general consent to the sale of local authority houses given under my right hon. Friend's existing powers restricts the sale either to a sitting tenant or, in the case of an unoccupied house, to a person who requires a house for his own exclusive use.