Orders of the Day — Housing and Building Control Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 5th July 1983.

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Photo of Mr John Heddle Mr John Heddle , Staffordshire Mid 4:18 pm, 5th July 1983

Lest the House should be persuaded by the figures which the right hon. Gentleman quoted from the Building Societies Association survey, will he confirm that in 1975, 25 per cent. of council tenants looked forward to the opportunity of home ownership within 10 years, but that by 1983—the intervening period, by and large, being one of Conservative Governments — that proportion had increased to 48 per cent.? If, at his advice bureau next Saturday, one of the right hon. Gentleman's constituents asks whether he is in favour of his constituent buying his home, either outright or under the shared ownership provisions, what will the right hon. Gentleman say? Is he in favour, yes or no?