§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses have been sold by local authorities under the right-to-buy legislation in Tonbridge and Mailing, South Oxfordshire, Manchester and Liverpool; and what other information he has on the numbers of council houses which have been sold to tenants.
§ Mr. Stanley
The relevant statistical returns from the Tonbridge and Mailing and South Oxfordshire councils indicate that no sales had been completed by either council under the right to buy up to 31 December 1980. The relevant information is still to be provided by Liverpool and Manchester.
Information on sales of council houses up to the end of 1979 is contained in table 11 of Local Housing Statistics (No. 53), a copy of which is in the Library. Information for the period January-September 1980 will be published in Local Housing Statistics in May. For information on sales under the right to buy I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend to the right hon. Member for Manchester, Ardwick (Mr. Kaufman) on 12 January.