§ 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.