§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) houses and (b) flats his Department owns in the Woolwich area; how many of these were unoccupied at the most recent convenient date; how many he plans to sell in the open market; and what is the estimated income expected from such sales.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Ministry of Defence owns 460 houses and 319 flats in the Woolwich area. As at 21 October 1988, a total of 115 properties were vacant and it is expected that 91 properties will be offered for sale on the open market over the next 18 months. It would not be appropriate to give an estimate of the expected income prior to tender action being taken.