HC Deb 16 May 1994 vol 243 c376W
Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many Winget-type houses there are in each local authority possessing housing of this design; and of those how many are(a) rented in the public sector, (b) rented in the private sector, (c) owner-occupied, with method of repair undertaken and (d) private sector, without option for repair.

Sir George Young

The table shows the numbers of Winget houses reported by English local authorities at the outset of the housing defects scheme which were(a) in their ownership and (b) in private ownership and eligible under the scheme; and (c) reinstated or (d) repurchased under the scheme by 1 April 1993. Data are not collected centrally on Winget houses which are within the private rented sector or whose owners are ineligible for assistance under the scheme.

bought in ignorance of the defect and at a price which did not take account of it. Provided that such owners apply to their local authority by 30 November 1994, they are entitled to have their homes reinstated to mortgageable standard, or repurchased at 95 per cent. defect-free value if the authority so determines.

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