§ Mr. Chris Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many buildings have been in the ownership of the London residuary body since the abolition of the Greater London council; how many of these have been sold to sitting tenants; how many have been transferred to the local borough council; how many have been transferred to Bromley borough council for onward sale; and what has happened to each of the remaining buildings.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Around 7,000 properties or managed units were vested in the London residuary body on abolition of the Greater London council. Without a case-by-case examination of all transactions, the number of sales to sitting tenants cannot be estimated. Some 550 properties have been transferred to borough councils and a further 50 to other public authorities. Schedule 2 to the London Residuary Body (Transfer of Property etc.) Order 1990 lists properties to be vested in the London borough of Bromley provided they had not already been disposed of when the order came into force on 29 March, and schedule 3 to the same order lists properties that have not otherwise been disposed of to be retained by the London residuary body.