HC Deb 02 July 1981 vol 7 c464W
Mr. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the quantity of land sold by local authorities under schemes for the building by private developers of low-cost privately-owned starter homes; and how many low-cost starter homes have been begun by local authorities in conjunction with private developers for sale to first-time buyers over the last 12 months and the previous 12 months.

Mr. Stanley

In 1980–81, 810 acres of land were sold by local authorities in England to private developers for housing purposes. We are not able to identify land sold specifically for the purpose of building 'starter homes'. A further 115 acres were made available to private developers for building for sale under licence on local authority land. In the period July 1980 to March 1981 there were starts on about 1,350 dwellings for eventual sale, to be built and financed by private developers, on local authority land. It can be assumed that a large majority of these dwellings are low-cost homes.

Information for earlier periods is not available.