HC Deb 14 June 1978 vol 951 cc563-4W
10. Mr. Shersby

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the total number of council-owned dwellings sold to their tenants in Greater London on the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Freeson

During 1977–78, housing authorities in London sold an estimated 950 dwellings. Figures of reported sales for earlier periods have been published in "Local Housing Statistics".

57. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from members of the public in the Greater London area on the question of selling council houses to tenants, since the borough elections on 4th May.

Mr. Freeson


59. Mr. Douglas-Mann

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of local authority dwellings sold in the last five years, or other convenient period, have been houses with gardens and what proportion flats; and how this compares with the proportions of the national stock of local authority dwellings.

Mr. Armstrong

No firm figures are available on the relative proportions of houses and flats sold by local authorities, though the impression has been that the majority of dwellings sold have been houses. Of the dwellings owned by local authorities in England and Wales in 1976—the latest year for which information is available—it is estimated that some two-thirds were houses and one-third were flats, but those would not necessarily be the proportions for the local authorities which sold council houses.