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Social Housing

Transport, Local Government and the Regions written question – answered on 16th May 2002.

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Photo of Ms Oona King Ms Oona King Labour, Bethnal Green and Bow

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions what information his Department has collated on the number of ex-local authority tenants who have exercised the right-to- buy after their tenancy has been transferred to a registered social landlord; and if he will make arrangements for this to be published on a regular basis.

Photo of Sally Keeble Sally Keeble Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

Figures on Preserved Right-to-Buy (PRTB) sales have been collected by the Housing Corporation since 1 April 2001 through their CORE system (continuous recording of lettings and sales). The results are published every six months in the CORE sales bulletins which are deposited in the House of Commons Library. 1,356 such sales were completed in the first six months of operation.

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