§ Mr Gerald Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the reasons for delay in the purchase by Mrs. G. C. Mells of her council home at 6 Steen Way, East Dulwich Grove. S.E.22; and when he now expects Southwark council to complete the transaction.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
I understand that the purchase is held up pending a survey of the building. I am concerned over the delays suffered by tenants of Southwark borough council in exercising their right to buy and await the council's proposals for improving its performance.