§ Sir John Farr
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to make an announcement about new discount levels on the sale of council houses to sitting tenants.
§ Mr. John Patten
The Housing and Planning Bill provides for higher discount on flats sold under the right to buy. There is no current proposal for a higher discount scale for houses. An increase in the £25,000 limit on discount is being considered, but no decision has been made.