HC Deb 22 February 1980 vol 979 cc610-1W
61. Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many consortia of small businessmen have purchased industrial or commercial properties in which they have previously been tenants of new town corporations or the New Towns Commission, since he initiated his sales policy in new towns.

Mr. Stanley

One consortium of tenants has now completed the purchase of its premises. A number of other consortia are currently negotiating for theirs.