§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the number of council houses sold in Scotland in each quarter since 1 January 1979 to date; and if he will indicate in each case the number sold in terms of part I of the Tenants' Rights etc. (Scotland) Act 1980.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The table below gives the numbers of local authority houses sold in Scotland from the first quarter of 1979 up to the fourth quarter of 1980.
LA Houses sold 1979 — first quarter 94 — second quarter 212 — third quarter 109 — fourth quarter 175 1980 — first quarter 717 — second quarter 866 — third quarter 758* — fourth quarter 567* * These figures are based on incomplete returns.
Exact figures on the number of part I sales to end 1980 are not available, although the number is likely to be small. An estimate of about 1,500 part I sales completed in the first quarter of 1981 was given in my answer to the hon. Member for Renfrewshire, East (Mr. Stewart) on 8 April.—[Vol. 2, c. 293.]