§ Mr. Gerald Bowden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to the reasons for 577W delay in the purchase by Mr. and Mrs. Hunt of their council home at 16 Harfield gardens, Grove lane, S.E.5; and when he now expects Southwark council to complete the transaction.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
Mr. and Mrs. Hunt's purchase was originally held up by a dispute over their discount entitlement and then was further delayed while the council obtained counsel's opinion on the terms of the lease. I understand that a completion date of 17 August is now proposed.