§ Mr. Gerald Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to when Mr. and Mrs. E. Long of 99 Red Post Hill may expect to receive the draft legal documents from Southwark council in respect of their application to purchase their home.
§ Sir George Young
I understand that Mr. and Mrs. Long's right to buy application was delayed principally by Southwark council's failure to produce a standard form of transfer for leasehold houses. My information is, however, that a standard form of transfer has now been prepared and is being despatched with other legal documentation to applicants. I expect Mr. and Mrs. Long to receive legal documentation by the end of June and for completion to take place within a month thereafter. I regret the delays caused by Southwark council.