§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to ensure that affordable housing continues to be available following transfers of council housing stock. 
§ Mr. Raynsford
Local authority housing will be transferred to registered social landlords only on the basis that it will remain in the social rented sector with affordable rents. Following transfer the Housing Corporation proposes to monitor the rents charged by the new landlord to ensure they remain affordable.