§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many council house tenants have bought their own home since the introduction of right-to-buy legislation; of these figures how many bought were flats, and if he will break down these figures by region and also give the figures for Leicester.
§ Sir George Young
Between October 1980 and June 1985 an estimated 482,400 right-to-buy sales were completed by local authorities and new towns in England, including 16,300 flats. Corresponding figures reported by Leicester city council were 3,907 houses and eight flats.
I am placing in the Library the regular table showing sales by individual local authorities by region. This includes numbers of dwellings sold under the right to buy and total flats sold since April 1979, including voluntary sales.