The FirstBuy scheme, introduced by this Government, will help around 10,500 first-time buyers by March 2013. In June 2011, I announced that members of our armed forces would have top priority for FirstBuy and all Government funded affordable home ownership schemes.
And I am pleased to say that one of the first FirstBuy sales was to a member of our armed forces who were helped into a family home in Telford.
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However, this does not show the full extent of our support for members of our armed forces, as a further 3,400 service personnel have been approved for Government support to buy their own home under Government supported affordable housing schemes.