§ 37. Mr. Dykes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the sale of council houses to sitting tenants.354W
§ 84. Sir J. Eden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to encourage home ownership schemes, including the sale of council houses to sitting tenants.
§ Mr. Freeson
There could be some local situation where this would be acceptable, but it is bad housing policy for local authorities to sell their houses indiscriminately where they see a substantial need for rented accommodation. I am glad that many authorities resisted the pressure put on them by my predecessor to sell whatever the local housing situation.