Council Houses (Sale)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th May 1976.

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Photo of Mr Frank Allaun Mr Frank Allaun , Salford East 12:00 am, 26th May 1976

Will my hon. Frend stand firmly by the circular to which he has referred, which stated that it was generally wrong to sell council houses where there was a substantial need for them? There are very few places in the country where there is not a substantial need. Will he insist on all councils, including Conservative-controlled councils, observing that ban, just as the Conservative Government insisted on Labour councils raising rents and actually punishing councillors who did not do so?