HC Deb 05 December 1972 vol 847 c379W
Mr. Mudd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what further steps he intends to take to encourage all local authorities to sell council accommodation to tenants in accordance with the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Channon

I shall continue to do all I can to maintain progress in this important matter; over 30,000 council houses were sold in the first nine months of this year compared with less than 17,000 in the same period in 1971. In the Housing (Amendment) Bill we are seeking powers which will enable local authorities in certain circumstances to offer their houses for sale at more favourable prices. I urge hon. Members to do their utmost locally to help tenants to impress their wishes on their councils.

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