§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what has been the total amount of council house sales receipts in(a) Wales and (b) the former Alyn and Deeside district council; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Win Griffiths
[holding answer 16 June 1997]: The total amount of council house sales receipts for the former Alyn and Deeside district council, and for Wales as a whole, is given in the following table. The period covers the inception of the right-to-buy-scheme in 1981, up to the abolition of the former district and borough councils in 1996. Receipts covered by the new capital finance system, introduced on 1 April 1990, are shown separately.145W
We will consult shortly on proposals for the release of set-aside housing capital receipts.
£ thousand Of which: 1 April 1981to 31 March 1990 1 April 1990 to 31 March 1996 Usable Reserved1 Alyn and Deeside 11,600 7,618 3,047 4,571 Wales 662,242 323,764 123,220 200,544 1Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989, authorities are required to set aside a proportion of capital receipts as provision to meet credit liabilities ("the reserved part").