§ Mr. Wheeler
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will investigate the right-to-buy application made in November 1983 for the purchase of 32 Monmouth road, Paddington, W2, by the Monmouth Road Co-operative Ltd.; on how many occasions the application has been referred to his Department for legal advice; and when he expects the application to be approved.
§ Sir George Young
The applications by the three tenants of 32 Monmouth road to buy their flats have not been straightforward because of the conditions under which the co-operative obtained the property from the GLC, but at my hon. Friend's request, and following correspondence from one of the tenants involved, my Department has been investigating the applications. It has now been agreed between the Department and the GLC, which is the mortgagee of the property, that there is no legal obstacle to a formal offer under the right to buy. Further discussions will still be needed on the financial implications for the co-operative.