HC Deb 17 June 1997 vol 296 c132W
27. Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will establish an inquiry into the practice of tenants selling council houses which they have purchased from local authorities, applying for another council house, purchasing that house from the local authority, and repeating the self-same actions for profit; and if he will make a statement. [2356]

Mr. Chisholm

My right hon. Friend has not received any correspondence on the practice of recurring purchases of council houses under the right-to-buy legislation and subsequent resales on the open market. He will, however, examine carefully any evidence which the hon. Member holds.

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