HC Deb 21 June 1995 vol 262 c243W
22. Mr. Purchase

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what measures he proposes to assist council leaseholders of former council high-rise dwellings with service charges. [28048]

Mr. Robert B. Jones

My hon. Friend the Minister for Local Government, Housing and Urban Regeneration announced on Monday the introduction of a package of measures to help local authorities to assist leaseholders, including a good practice guide on service charges, a more flexible form of mortgage indemnity agreement and an exchange sale scheme.

35. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many houses have been bought by their tenants under right-to-buy legislation; and if he will make a statement. [28065]

Mr. Curry

In England, almost 1.25 million homes have been sold under the right to buy up to the end of 1994. The figure for Great Britain as a whole is more than 1.6 million.