§ Mr. Allan Roberts
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will list in the Official Report the number of houses owned by his Department which are rented to members of the public;
(2) if he will say how many of the houses owned by his Department are to be offered for sale to tenants;
(3) what discount will be offered to tenants renting houses from his Department who wish to buy their homes.
§ Mr. Whitelaw
The answer to the first question is 215. This small number of houses can only be considered in the context of the much larger number owned by my Department and occupied by staff entitled to free quarters.