Right-to-buy Scheme

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 3rd June 2013.

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Photo of Stuart Andrew Stuart Andrew Conservative, Pudsey 2:30 pm, 3rd June 2013

Enabling families on the estate I grew up on to be the first generation to own their own home really did open up social mobility. Does my hon. Friend share my concern that certain councils have refused to promote the new right-to-buy scheme to their tenants? Does he think that has something to do with the fact that those councils are run by parties that are against home ownership as an aspiration?