§ Mr. Oppenheim
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes she is making to the arrangements for disposing of surplus national health service staff residential accommodation.
§ Mr. Sackville
We are enhancing the national health service scheme to bring it into closer alignment with the 181W statutory right-to-buy scheme under the housing Acts, and to improve the terms of sale to tenants. In particular, in calculating the discount on the sale price we are allowing health service organisations to take into account previous occupation by the tenant of other public sector accommodation. The new arrangements are set out in a guidance note which we have placed in the Library.