HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 cc364-5W
85. Mr. Allason

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of sales of New Town houses to tenants.

Mr. Amery

Individual invitations to buy their houses have already been sent to about 92,000 new town tenants. 9,000 have expressed an interest in buying and 3,600 firm offers of sale, with selling price, have been made by development corporations and the Commission for the New Town. 714 offers have been accepted by tenants and 21 sales have been completed. This is an encouraging start and I expect the numbers of completed sales to increase steadily.