§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many applications have been made to his Department for the remunicipalisation of former council houses; how many such applications have been successful; how many have been refused; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Since we introduced the right-to-buy scheme on 3 October 1980, 10 applications to reacquire former council houses have been submitted to the Department. Of these four received consent; four were refused consent and two were subsequently withdrawn by the local authority concerned.