HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 c614W
74. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many inquiries have been received from tenants for the purchase of houses and flats in second generation new towns at the latest date; and how many such properties have now been sold as compared with the total rented.

Mr. Stanley

The latest available figures for the numbers of inquiries received and dwellings sold in the second generation new towns under the terms of the current consent, introduced in May 1979, compared with the current rented stock are as follows:

being made by the local authorities under their contingency plans for leading with chemicals washed ashore. I believe the measures being taken to clear beaches and to warn the public are coping with the present problem and I am now considering what further steps, if any, are needed.