§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the current total of local authority housing in Welwyn and Hatfield district that has now been sold under the right-to-buy provisions of the Housing Act 1980; what percentage this represents; how many sales are pending; and how many further inquiries are outstanding.
§ Mr. Stanley
The council has reported that, under the right-to-buy provisions, it had at 4 February completed 1,248 sales, representing 7.4 per cent. of the council's housing stock at 1 April 1982. It had also admitted the right-to-buy in a further 817 cases which were at various stages of the sales process, while 113 recent claims were awaiting either admission or denial of the right-to-buy.