HC Deb 19 March 1986 vol 94 c235W
37. Mr. Stern

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to make any form of sheltered housing available for purchase by tenants; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

Sheltered accommodation for the elderly and the disabled is excluded from the right to buy, but it is open to local authorities and other public sector landlords to sell such accommodation on a voluntary basis. Whether to do so, and if so whether to offer a discount, are matters for the landlord to decide in the light of local circumstances.