HC Deb 19 November 2003 vol 413 c1019W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will remove the right to buy from a council tenant any of whose family resident in the family home are subject of an antisocial behaviour order for neighbour nuisance. [138798]

Ms Blears

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour Bill we have made a number of improvements to anti-social behaviour orders. However, we are also aware that anti-social tenants can sometimes evade eviction by buying their homes under the right to buy. We are actively considering what steps we can take to prevent this and thus to protect communities.