§ Mr. Thomas Cox
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many Greater London Council properties in each of the 32 London boroughs are to be transferred to each borough.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The Secretary of State has received from the GLC and the appropriate borough councils submissions requesting him to make an order under section 23(3) of the London Govern-490W ment Act 1963 transferring the number of dwellings shown in each of the following London boroughs:
Barking 12,520 Barnett 2,910 Bexley 500 Bromley 6,160 Croydon 990 Ealing 2,460 Enfield 570 Greenwich 9,850 Hammersmith 4,360 Harrow 1,420 Havering 5,380 Hillingdon 110 Kensington and Chelsea 1,800 Kingston 260 Merton 2,910 Redbridge 3,220 Richmond 640 Southwark 23,170 Sutton 4,840 Wandsworth 11,470 Westminster 5,400 Total 100,940
The GLC has also requested transfer of 830 dwellings in the London borough of Newham; and I understand that the Secretary of State is likely to receive a corresponding request from the borough council. The Secretary of State proposes to lay before Parliament shortly an order giving effect to these transfers.
In addition, in a few cases where estates are split by borough boundaries, the GLC has applied for consent to convey the remainder of the estates to the boroughs taking transfer of the other dwellings on those estates.