§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to provide for his consent to be required for the demolition of a council housing estate, and sale of the land.
§ Mr. John Patten
[pursuant to his reply, 8 December 1986]: The decision on whether to demolish property owned by it rightly rests with the local housing authority concerned. Sales of council housing land already require the consent of my right hon. Friend under section 32 of the Housing Act 1985.