§ 32. Mr. Jenkin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress there has been with the large-scale voluntary transfer of council housing to housing associations. 
§ Mr. Curry
Forty local authorities have transferred almost 180,000 dwellings, generating over £2.6 billion in private finance. The 1995–96 disposals programme includes a further 13 authorities and 51,000 dwellings. We are working with metropolitan authorities to identify ways of taking the policy forward in urban areas as well.