§ Mr. William Powell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many dwellings were owned by each district council in Northamptonshire at the time that the right to buy was introduced; how many are owned at the latest date; what percentage that is of the original figure; and how many uncompleted applications there are at the latest date.
§ Mr. Yeo
The information available from local authorities' annual housing investment programme returns is as follows.
Number of dwellings owned by the authority at 1 April 1980 1991 (2) as percentage of (1) (1) (2) Corby 13,628 8,143 60 Daventry 6,082 4,133 68 East Northamptonshire 6,047 4,849 80 Kettering 6,626 5,016 76 Northampton 12,925 16,350 126 South Northamptonshire 5,745 3,859 67 Wellingborough 7,750 6,009 78
Right to buy was introduced in October 1980. Changes in local authorities' dwellings stocks include other losses and gains apart from sales through the right to buy. In the case of Northampton district council, the 1991 stock reflects the acquisition of some 6,400 dwellings from the Commission for New Towns in April 1985.
Information on uncompleted applications to these authorities is not collected centrally.