HC Deb 29 July 1988 vol 138 cc813-4W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he is taking to encourage housing associations to provide share purchase schemes for existing and future tenants.

Mr. Trippier

[holding answer 28 July 1988]: In 1987–88 the Housing Corporation approved shared ownership schemes providing 776 new homes. The corporation's development programme for 1988–89 will allow expansion of shared ownership and other forms of provision for low cost home ownership by housing associations. My noble Friend the Minister for Housing has written to my hon. Friend.