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1979-1987 - Mr Major’s Written Question on Starter Homes

Below is the text of Mr Major’s Parliamentary written question on Starter Homes, published on 8th July 1981.


Mr. Major Asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if local authorities are responding to the development of starter homes for first-time buyers.

Mr. Stanley Yes. the response by local authorities to our low-cost home ownership programme is already very considerable.

During the present financial year informal inquiries indicate that 82 authorities intend to make land sales for private low-cost house building; 120 authorities are likely to do building for sale schemes on their own land in partnership with private developers; 72 will be doing improvement for sale schemes; 53 homesteading schemes; and 28 shared ownership schemes.