§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he is taking to promote mixed housing developments of both public and private housing on local authority land; in what proportions; what the position was in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Sir George Young
Right to buy, estate action, city challenge, housing action trusts and other initiatives introduced by this Government are already successfully promoting diversification of tenure in areas of local authority housing. Increased competition for housing investment programme resources and the requirement to develop housing strategies will further encourage local authorities to mix the tenure of estates. Details of sales of local authority land and buildings can be found in the quarterly housing and construction statistics published by my Department.