HC Deb 27 January 1971 vol 810 cc114-5W
40. Mr. Bray

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many inquiries have been received by new town corporations from tenants wishing to purchase their houses, since 23rd October, 1970; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Amery

Since 23rd October last over 5,000 new town tenants in England have inquired about buying the house they rent and some 1,700 about buying other rented houses. This is an encouraging initial response.