§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the location of blocks of flats which have been transferred to housing associations under the arrangements set up for services resettlement giving the names of the housing associations involved.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
I have been asked to reply.
In line with the recommendations of the Ministry of Defence's housing task force, surplus married quarters which are not suitable for sale to service personnel at a discount are now being offered in the first instance to housing associations at a discount in return for nomination rights. To date the following sales have been completed:108 flats at Stamshaw, Portsmouth; Portsmouth Housing Association.61W12 flats Renown Gardens, Lovedean: Portsmouth Housing Association.18 flats, Ashley Court and Hutfield Court, Gosport; Portsmouth Housing Association.12 flats, Wyvern Villas, Bristol: Haig Homes.32 houses at Shawbury: Bromford Corinthia Housing Association.
We also have deals in Chatham, Gosport and Plymouth which we hope to complete shortly. In addition, deals in Plymouth, Woolwich, Portsmouth and Finningley are under negotiation.