§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which local authorities since 6th May 1976 are embarking on the selling of council houses; which have applied for consent to sell at discounts of over 20 per cent.; and which political party is in control of these authorities.
§ Mr. Armstrong
Information about authorities which have embarked on the selling of council houses since 6th May 1976 is not readily available. Four authorities in England have applied for consent since that date to sell at discounts of over 20 per cent., though one is related to particular dwellings only. I understand that three of these are Conservative—and one Labour-controlled.