HC Deb 10 May 1990 vol 172 c187W
Mrs. Gorman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what amount, in 1990 prices, was spent to promote the right to buy in England and Wales in each full year of operation.

Mr. Chope

Expenditure incurred by the Department on specific publicity to draw the attention of tenants in England and Wales to their right to buy their homes is set out in the table, at 1989–90 prices:

£ thousands
1980–81 1,109
1981–82 369
1982–83 121
1984–85 1,710
1985–86 373
1986–87 805
1987–88 29
1988–89 80

In addition, costs have been incurred on the on-going projects of printing the booklet "Your right to buy your home", and in distributing the video "Buying your council home"; in 1989–90, these are estimated at about £66,000.