§ Mr. Gregory
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what funds will be made available to charitable housing associations to allow tenants who have applied to exercise their right to buy since 1 June 1987 to carry out that right; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Roe
Tenants of charitable housing associations do not have the right to buy, but may qualify for a transferable discount under the home ownership scheme for tenants of charitable housing associations. £19 million has been allocated for the scheme in the Housing Corporation's cash-limited approved development programme for the current financial year. Applications received from 1 June 1987 are being held on a waiting list; the Department will review the position with the Housing Corporation later this year in the light of expenditure on applications in the pipeline.