HC Deb 10 February 1997 vol 290 c81W
Mr. Austin-Walker

To ask the Secretary of Sate for the Environment how many tenants have received a voluntary purchase grant. [15166]

Mr. Curry

Purchase grants are paid by the Housing Corporation to registered social landlords to meet the cost of discounts to help tenants buy their homes. Grants are paid to the landlord after a tenant has completed the purchase. By the end of January eight grants had been paid. The process of purchase and grant payment typically takes some months, and other tenants intending to buy will not yet have reached the stage where grant is paid.