HC Deb 08 July 1981 vol 8 c161W
30. Mr. Major

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if local authorities are responding to the development of starter homes for first-time buyers.

Mr. Stanley

Yes. the response by local authorities to our low-cost home ownership programme is already very considerable.

During the present financial year informal inquiries indicate that 82 authorities intend to make land sales for provate low-cost house building; 120 authorities are likely to do building for sale schemes on their own land in partnership with private developers; 72 will be doing improvement for sale schemes; 53 homesteading schemes; and 28 shared ownership schemes.