§ Mr. Rooney
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumptions lay behind the estimate of the number of right-to-buy sales over the next two years included in the Chancellor of the Exchequer's autumn statement on 12 November.
§ Mr. Portillo
The estimate of capital receipts in the current financial year and in 1993–94 published in the autumn statement related to local authority asset sales generally in the United Kingdom; no specific figures were published for right-to-buy sales of council dwellings. The basis of the United Kingdom estimate was given in my written answer to the hon. Member for Blackburn (Mr. Straw) on 20 November 1992 col.418–19.