HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc703-4W
Mr. Tim Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many properties have been sold by local authorities and new town corporations in the United Kingdom to their tenants in each of the last 10 years.

Mr. Armstrong

Relevant figures for England and Wales are available for the calendar years 1967 to 1976 in successive issues of Housing and Construction Statistics (Table 41, issues 1–16, table 42 thereafter), published by HMSO. The latest estimate for the number of existing council dwellings sold in England and Wales during the first three-quarters of 1977 is 8,120.

Inquiries about sale of local authority and new town corporation properties in Scotland and Northern Ireland should be addressed to the Secretaries of State for Scotland and Northern Ireland respectively.