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Drink-driving

Mr. Bright : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accident deaths in (a) England and (b) Bedfordshire have been associated with excess alcohol consumption since 1 January 1985.

Mr. Peter Bottomley : The table shows the total number of fatalities in Bedfordshire and in England from 1 January 1985 to 31 December 1987 and for each of those years in accidents where at least one driver or rider failed a breath test. This is the most common measure of drink-related accidents. It is not possible to produce precise statistics of drink- related accidents because some drivers will have been too severely injured to be breath tested. The blood alcohol level of drivers who die within 12 hours of an accident are provided from coroner's reports. These are not always complete. They exclude those drivers who die after this period but within the 30-day rule for a road accident fatality. Such fatalities are not included in this table.


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Road fatalities in accidents where a       

driver or rider failed a breath            

test: 1985-87                              

             |1985 |1986 |1987 |Total      

-------------------------------------------

Bedfordshire |6    |4    |3    |13         

England      |290  |261  |262  |813        

Railways (Subsidy)

Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list in rank order information available to him for each country within the European Economic Community on the percentage of Government subsidy to their national railway system.

Mr. Portillo : The most recent information available to the Department is given in the table, which is derived from the ninth Commission report on the transposed annual accounts of railway undertakings for 1985 [COM (88)739 final], a copy of which is in the Library of the House. There are substantial variations between countries in financial arrangements, including the writing off of debt and the systems for financial support.


               |Subsidy<1>           

-------------------------------------

United Kingdom |29                   

West Germany   |31                   

France         |32                   

Irish Republic |33                   

Denmark        |36                   

Netherlands    |46                   

Belgium        |52                   

Italy          |57                   

Greece         |66                   

Luxembourg     |73                   

<1> As percentage of operating       

costs.                               

Note: Figures for the United Kingdom 

are an amalgamation of subsidy paid  

to the British Railways Board and    

Northern Ireland Railways.           

Railways (Wages)

Mr. Redmond : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list in rank order information available to him for each country within the European Economic Community on (a) the basic wage, (b) working hours and (c) overtime rates for workers employed on the national railway system.

Mr. Portillo : No firm figures for other EC countries are available to the Department.

Railways (Investment)

Mr. Allen : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has made an assessment of the commercial consequences for the German, French, Italian, and Spanish economies, relative to Britain's in 1992, due to the present investment in rail transport in those countries.

Mr. Portillo : No.

Nuclear Fuel Transport

Mr. Clay : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what volumes of spent nuclear fuel have been transported through cities with populations greater than 300,000 in each year since 1979.

Mr. Peter Bottomley : The Department does not collect data of the kind requested. The movement of spent fuel is


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made in compliance with national and international regulations which require safety for both normal and accident conditions to be built into the container used for transport. Safety does not depend on the choice of route used, which is a matter for British Rail.

Air Traffic

Mr. Franks : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if, when he next meets the chairman of BAA, he will discuss the delays caused to domestic travellers at Heathrow terminal one (departures) resulting from unmanned security clearance points.

Mr. Peter Bottomley : No. How many such channels are provided, and how many of them are staffed at any given time, are entirely matters for the airport management.

Mr. Colvin : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he has received advice from the Civil Aviation Authority in response to the commissions that he gave it last summer on airport capacity and air traffic distribution.

Mr. Channon : I have now received the authority's advice on air traffic distribution policy for airports serving the London area, and this has been published today as CAP 559. Copies have been placed in the Library. I shall now consider the authority's advice, and will make a statement in due course. The authority proposes to undertake further work before offering advice on long-term strategic issues.

Tachograph Calibration Fees

Mr. Brandon-Bravo : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the fees chargeable by tachograph calibration centres will change in the current year.

Mr. Peter Bottomley : From 24 July 1989 the maximum fees for calibration will decrease from £32.21 to £28.11 (plus VAT). The fee for two-yearly inspections will increase from £13.82 to £17.93 (plus VAT). The changes follow a joint review of the time needed to calibrate a tachograph or carry out a two-yearly inspection.

Street Works

Mr. Cryer : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make available further financial assistance to Bradford council to enable private street works to be carried out where the procedure was not properly undertaken by the West Yorkshire metropolitan county council and where as a consequence works are outstanding ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Bottomley : No. The cost of private street works is usually apportioned between the owner of properties fronting the street involved.

Mr. Burns : To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress that has been made with the new legislation to replace the Public Street Works Act 1950, including the various codes of practice he is considering introducing under regulations ; and what is the timetable for legislation.

Mr. Peter Bottomley : Good progress has been made with proposals for primary legislation. Responses to our recent consultation paper were overwhelmingly in support


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of the majority of proposals. Good progress is also being made with the various codes of practice required to support new legislation through the hard work and co-operation of the highway authority associations and the utilities. A paper giving a fuller report on progress has been placed in the Library. A Bill will be introduced as soon as a suitable opportunity can be found.

AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FOOD

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy

Mr. Graham : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will estimate how many cattle infected with bovine spongiform encephalopathy have been slaughtered for human consumption during the past year.

Mr. Donald Thompson : None.

Mr. Butler : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, further to his answer of 12 July, what assessment his Department has made of a statement by H. C. Grant, MD, FRCP, a neuropathologist writing in a recent London Food Commission magazine, a copy of which has been sent to him, stating that bovine spongiform encephalopathy can be transmitted to chimpanzees.

Mr. Donald Thompson : The reference probably relates to the transmission of other spongiform encephalopathies to chimpanzees, since bovine spongiform encephalopathy has not been transmitted to them.

Forestry

Mr. Alan W. Williams : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give the most recent figures available for new forestry planting in the private and public sectors in England and Wales.

Mr. Ryder : I refer the hon. Member to the answer that my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland gave to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) on 22 June 1989 at columns 205-6.

Agricultural Land and Investment

Mr. Steinberg : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, what was (a) the total agricultural investment and (b) the total amount of agricultural land in the south-eastern and northern-regions, in the last year for which figures were available.

Mr. Donald Thompson : The information for 1987 is as follows :


                     |Total agricultural|Total agricultural                   

                     |investment        |area<1>                              

                     |£ million         |'000 hectares                        

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

South Eastern region |95                |1,727                                

Northern region      |63                |1,050                                

<1> At June                                                                   

Irradiated Food

Mr. Vaz : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what methods other than irradiation of improving food hygiene his Department has investigated ; and if he will make a statement.


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Mr. Ryder : My Department has considered every stage in the food production chain from the farm to the table and has introduced a comprehensive range of measures to protect all aspects of the safety of food. The bulk of these were listed by my hon. Friend the Member for Calder Valley (Mr. Thompson) in a reply to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) on 3 March 1989 at columns 373-74.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has received any representations from the British Poultry Federation concerning the irradiation of foodstuffs ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ryder : The British Poultry Federation has put forward a number of points about irradiation in the poultry sector, but these do not relate to the effectiveness of the process in killing salmonella, campylobacter and listeria in poultry products.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what consultations he has had with representatives of the poultry industry concerning the irradiation of foodstuffs.

Mr. Ryder : Consultations are not appropriate with representatives of any particular product sector at this stage, but will take place when detailed proposals are being considered.

Mr. Nicholas Winterton : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will list all those sectors of the food industry which have made recent representations to him opposing the irradiation of foodstuffs.

Mr. Ryder : The only sector of the food industry from which I have recently received representations opposing the irradiation of foodstuffs are the interests covered by the British Poultry Federation. Other organisations have commented on aspects of this matter at an earlier stage.

Nuvan

Mr. Fearn : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for South Shields of 28 November, Official Report, column 99, if he is now in a position to publish information on the human and environmental effects of Nuvan.

Mr. Donald Thompson : I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for South Shields (Dr. Clark) on 11 July at column 455.

Co-responsibility Levy

Mr. Ralph Howell : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state (a) the total amount paid by each member state of the EEC in cereals co-responsibility levy for each year since the co- responsibility levy has been operative and (b) the total tonnage of cereals produced in each member state of the EEC, showing in each case how much per tonne the co-responsibility levy represents.

Mr. Ryder : Information provided by the Commission of the European Communities on cereals co-responsibility


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levy payments and cereals production by member states is set out in the table. This information covers the first two years of the levy's operation. Details of payments for 1988-89 are not yet available. The following points should be noted :

1. The Commission's figures for levy payments in 1987-88 cover 13 months from 1 July 1987 to 31 July 1988 whereas those for 1986-87 cover 12 months. Both sets of production figures are for 12 months. 2. Small cereals farmers in Spain and Italy were exempt from paying the co-responsibility levy during the period to which the figures relate.

3. Levy collection in all member states in 1986-87 and all, except Italy and France, in 1987-88 was at the point of processing, sale into intervention or export from the Community. This meant that the levy was not necessarily collected in the country of origin of the grain.

4. In the 1987-88 season collection of the levy in Italy and France was changed to the point of first sale. This affected the amount of levy collected in a number of member states.

5. In a number of cases levy collected in 1986-87 does not appear in the Commission figures until 1987-88. Changes in the green rates further increase the levy payments recorded for 1987-88 in relation to 1986-87.

6. Under its accession arrangements Portugal does not yet collect cereals co-responsibility levy.


                                                    |(a)                      |(b)                      |(c)                                                

                          |Amount of                |Production (million      |Levy in national currency                                                    

                          |co-responsibility levy   |tonnes)                  |per tonne (a)(b)                                                            

                          |collected in member                                                                                                              

                          |states' national                                                                                                                 

                          |currency (million)                                                                                                               

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1986-87                                                                                                                                                     

Belgium                   |816.6                    |BF                       |2.3                      |355.0                                              

Denmark                   |77.3                     |KR                       |8.0                      |9.7                                                

Germany                   |148.2                    |DM                       |25.6                     |5.8                                                

Greece                    |580.7                    |DRA                      |5.3                      |109.6                                              

France                    |565.0                    |FF                       |50.1                     |11.3                                               

Ireland                   |3.7                      |I£                       |1.8                      |2.1                                                

Italy                     |52,467.3                 |LIT                      |17.8                     |2,947.6                                            

Luxembourg                |14.3                     |LF                       |0.05                     |286.0                                              

Netherlands               |38.9                     |FL                       |1.3                      |29.9                                               

Spain                     |3,548.8                  |PTA                      |16.0                     |221.8                                              

United Kingdom            |39.4                     |£                        |24.5                     |1.6                                                

                                                                                                                                                            

1987-88                                                                                                                                                     

Belgium                   |791.0                    |BF                       |1.9                      |-                                                  

Denmark                   |117.8                    |KR                       |7.3                      |-                                                  

Germany                   |171.0                    |DM                       |23.8                     |-                                                  

Greece                    |1,705.9                  |DRA                      |5.1                      |-                                                  

France                    |1,791.9                  |FF                       |52.2                     |-                                                  

Ireland                   |5.1                      |I£                       |2.0                      |-                                                  

Italy                     |65,784.1                 |LIT                      |17.4                     |-                                                  

Luxembourg                |16.3                     |LF                       |0.06                     |-                                                  

Netherlands               |54.5                     |FL                       |1.1                      |-                                                  

Spain                     |5,620.1                  |PTA                      |19.8                     |-                                                  

United Kingdom            |56.2                     |£                        |21.7                     |-                                                  

Grain Stores

Mr. Ralph Howell : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will give such details as are available to him of the stocks of grain in store at 30 June (a) in Britain, (b) in the European Community and (c) in the world, expressed in tonnes and days' supply.


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Mr. Ryder : Current estimates of cereals in store in the United Kingdom and the European Community as a whole at the end of the 1988-89 marketing year on 30 June 1989 are as follows :


               |Million tonnes|Days'supply                  

------------------------------------------------------------

United Kingdom |3.5           |65                           

EC             |26.7          |66                           

These figures are based on the Commission of the European Communities' balance sheet for cereals.

The International Wheat Council's estimate of world stocks of grain is an aggregate of national figures based on different definitions of marketing years and therefore dose not relate to a particular date. However, the Council's latest estimate for world stocks for the end of the 1988-89 crop year is 248 million tonnes or around 71 days' supply.

Mr. Ralph Howell : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many days' supply of grain are currently in store in the United Kingdom (a) in intervention storage and (b) in all storage.

Mr. Ryder : United Kingdom intervention stocks of wheat and barley at 30 June represented about 15 days' supply of grain. The end season stock of grain in all storage is estimated to represent about 65 days' supply which, with the 1989 harvest in progress, is likely to be more than sufficient to meet industry's short-term requirements.

Intervention Stocks

Sir Geoffrey Johnson Smith : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food by how much intervention stocks of butter, skimmed milk powder, beef, olive oil and cereals, have fallen in recent years (a) in the United Kingdom and (b) in the European Community.

Mr. Donald Thompson : The tables show current and peak levels of intervention stocks of butter, skimmed milk powder, beef, olive oil, and cereals, (a) in the United Kingdom, (b) in the European Community, and the percentage by which those stocks have fallen.


Commodity           |Peak level         |Current level      |Per cent. reduction                    

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(a) United Kingdom Stocks (thousand tonnes)                                                         

Butter              |269                |12                 |96                                     

                    |August 1986        |May 1989                                                   

SMP                 |220                |0                  |100                                    

                    |October 1983       |May 1989                                                   

Beef                |86                 |18                 |79                                     

                    |December 1985      |May 1989                                                   

Olive oil           |0                  |0                  |-                                      

Total cereals       |6,013              |639                |89                                     

                    |November 1985      |June 1989                                                  

  Durum             |0                  |0                  |-                                      

  Wheat             |3,926              |25                 |99                                     

                    |November 1985      |June 1989                                                  

  Barley            |2,087              |614                |71                                     

                    |November 1985      |June 1989                                                  

  Rye               |0                  |0                  |-                                      

                                                                                                    

(b) EC Stocks (thousand tonnes)                                                                     

Butter              |1,398              |45                 |97                                     

                    |August 1986        |May 1989                                                   

SMP                 |1,063              |7                  |99                                     

                    |September 1986     |May 1989                                                   

Beef                |711                |331                |53                                     

                    |September 1985     |April 1989                                                 

Olive oil           |417                |241                |42                                     

                    |September 1988     |June 1989                                                  

Total cereals       |18,193             |7,330              |60                                     

                    |October 1985       |June 1989                                                  

  Durum             |2,348              |1,161              |51                                     

July/August 1988    |June 1989                                                                      

  Wheat             |11,843             |2,253              |81                                     

                    |October 1985       |June 1989                                                  

  Barley            |5,226              |2,857              |45                                     

                    |July 1986          |June 1989                                                  

  Rye               |1,164              |1,059              |9                                      

                    |June/July 1987     |June 1989                                                  

Anthrax

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what controls he has over the importation of anthrax vaccine ; whether he has prevented anthrax vaccine being imported into the United Kingdom during the current year ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson : In order to maintain the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines, including vaccines, imports are subject to a product licence under the Medicines Act. No product licences have been sought or issued for imported anthrax vaccine.

Mr. Barry Jones : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he proposes to amend the Anthrax Order 1938 to permit compensation on slaughtering ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson : I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Caerphilly (Mr. Davies) on 14 July 1989 at column 667.

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what are the monitoring procedures for animals on farms when an outbreak of anthrax occurs ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson : Anthrax is an acute disease typified by sudden death. Monitoring of live animals present on a premises where anthrax has occurred and where restrictions are in force is generally carried out by the owner, who is advised by his private veterinary surgeon. The Anthrax Order of 1938 makes provision for non-suspect animals to be sent direct to a slaughterhouse provided the movement is made with the written permission of the local authority.

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1) if he will give the quantities of anthrax vaccine he has had available for use in each of the last 12 months ;

(2) if he will list the circumstances in which he will use anthrax vaccine ; what controls he will impose on its production and use ; and if he will make a statement ;

(3) on what date his Department started to produce anthrax vaccine ; when it will be ready for use ; and if he will make a statement ;


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(4) what stocks of anthrax vaccine other than the stock produced by the Ministry are available ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson : Anthrax vaccine is generally used by farmers to protect cattle that graze land contaminated in the past with anthrax spores. In rare circumstances it can be used to control an outbreak. The Government do not hold and have not held stocks of vaccine. Commercial production was discontinued in 1986, and commercial supplies of anthrax vaccine for animals have been unavailable since October 1988 when existing stocks became exhausted. We are investigating the possibility of alternative sources. To deal with the outbreak of anthrax in Wales we are, as an extraordinary measure, making arrangements for an emergency supply of vaccine to be produced at my Department's veterinary laboratory. Production began on 10 July 1989 and it should be ready for use before the end of August, provided that no unexpected problems are encountered.

The production and supply of any medicinal product must satisfy the requirements of the Medicines Act 1968.

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many (a) cows, (b) pigs and (c) sheep died in each year since 1982 ; and how many he expects will die in 1989.

Mr. Donald Thompson : The information requested in respect of anthrax is as follows :


           |(a) Cattle|(b) Pigs  |(c) Sheep            

-------------------------------------------------------

1982       |17        |1         |-                    

1983       |13        |1         |-                    

1984       |9         |-         |-                    

1985       |6         |-         |-                    

1986       |12        |-         |2                    

1987       |6         |-         |-                    

1988       |3         |-         |-                    

1989<1>    |1         |14        |-                    

<1> To date.                                           

It is not possible to predict how many more animals will die of anthrax during the rest of 1989.

Seals

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what instructions he has given to the state veterinary service about monitoring the death of seals in the North sea ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson : None. The Department of the Environment has primary responsibility for matters concerning the recent epidemic of disease in seals.

Pollution

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action he is taking to reduce the flow of nitrates and phosphates into the Thames, Humber, Tyne and Forth estuaries ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ryder : As part of the Ministry's promotion of the code of good agricultural practice, ADAS advises farmers to follow practices designed to reduce the leaching of fertilisers, including nitrates and phosphates, into rivers and water sources.


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Post Mortems

Dr. David Clark : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food how many (a) cows, (b) pigs and (c) sheep received post mortem inspections for each year since 1982 ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Donald Thompson : Because of the risk of spreading disease, suspected cases of anthrax are not subject to full post-mortem examination. Initial diagnosis is carried out by microscopic examination of stained smears of blood or other tissue fluids. The numbers of animals investigated as suspect cases are set out in the table. These cannot be separately identified by species but the majority will have been for cattle.




               |Number       

-----------------------------

1982           |10,656       

1983           |13,215       

1984           |12,149       

1985           |15,101       

1986           |12,435       

1987           |12,122       

1988           |11,150       

1989 (to date) |3,813        

Sheep Variable Premium

Mr. Boswell : To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the highest amount payable under the sheep variable premiums scheme for an individual lamb, of maximum eligible weight, in the week of highest subsidy, during the marketing year 1988.

Mr. Donald Thompson : A sum of £32.25154 would have been payable on a carcase of maximum eligible weight in the week commencing 22 February, which was the week of highest subsidy in 1988.

ENVIRONMENT

Council House Sales

Mr. Chris Smith : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many (a) admission and (b) denial response notices were issued on the right to buy by local authorities by each region in England and England as a whole during (a) 1980-81, (b) 1981-82, (c) 1982-83, (d) 1983-84, (e) 1984-85, (f) 1985-86, (g) 1986-87, (h) 1987-88 and ( j) 1988-89, for (i) full ownership and (ii) shared ownership;

(2) how many right-to-buy claims were received for full ownership of (a) houses and (b) flats by each region in England and England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985-86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89;

(3) what was the number of completed disposals for refurbishment and resale, including those to be demolished, of local authority dwellings to private developers and housing associations by each region in England and for England as a whole during (a) 1980-81, (b) 1981-82, (c) 1982-83, (d) 1983-84, (e) 1984-85, (f) 1985-86, (g) 1986-87, (h) 1987-88 and (i) 1988- 89;

(4) what was the number of completed disposals of council dwellings for shared ownership (a) built for sale, (b) improved for sale, (c) sold unimproved for improvement by purchaser, (d) to sitting tenants and (e)


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other sales, in each region in England and for England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985-86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89;

(5) what was the number of completed disposals of council dwellings for full ownership (a) built for sale, (b) improved for sale, (c) sold unimproved for improvement by purchaser, (d) to sitting tenants and (e) other sales, in each region in England and for England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985-86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89;

(6) what was the number of completed right-to-buy sales where the authority does not own the freehold of (a) houses and (b) flats by each region in England and for England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985-86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89 ; (7) what was the number of local authority mortgages on completed disposals of (a) full ownership and (b) shared ownership by each region in England and for England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985- 86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89 ;

(8) what was the selling price net of discounts of completed disposals (a) built for sale, (b) improved for sale, (c) sold unimproved for improvement by purchaser, (d) to sitting tenants and (e) other sales, for each region in England and for England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985-86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89, for full ownership and shared ownership ;

(9) what was the selling price of disposals net of discounts completed for each region in England and for England as a whole, during (a) 1980-81, (b) 1981-82, (c) 1982-83, (d) 1983-84, (e) 1984-85, (f) 1985-86, (g) 1986-87, (h) 1987-88 and (i) 1988-89 ;

(10) what was the total number of completed disposals for full ownership of (a) council houses and (b) flats by each region in England and for England as a whole during (i) 1980-81, (ii) 1981-82, (iii) 1982-83, (iv) 1983-84, (v) 1984-85, (vi) 1985-86, (vii) 1986-87, (viii) 1987-88 and (ix) 1988-89 ;

(11) what was the total value of discounts allowed on completed disposals by each region in England and for England as a whole during (a) 1980-81, (b) 1981-82, (c) 1982-83, (d) 1983-84, (e) 1984-85, (f) 1985-86, (g) 1986- 87, (h) 1987-88 and (i) 1988-89 ;

(12) what was the value of mortgages for each region in England and for England as a whole during (a) 1980-81, (b) 1981-82, (c) 1982-83, (d) 1983- 84, (e) 1984-85, (f) 1985-86, (g) 1986-87, (h) 1987-88 and (i) 1988-89.

Mr. Trippier : The available information has been placed in the Library.

Mr. Bradley : To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what was the number of admitted claims withdrawn under (a) right to full ownership and (b) right to shared ownership by each region in England and in England as a whole during each year from 1980-81 to 1988-89 ;

(2) what was the number of completed disposals of local authority dwellings built and financed by private developers on local authority land by each region in


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England and for England as a whole during each year from 1980-81 to 1988-89, for (i) full ownership and (ii) shared ownership ; (3) what was the value of the capital receipts from (a) the sale or lease of land, (b) other assets except dwellings, (c) initial payments from sale of dwellings, (d) repayment of discount and (e) repayment of sums left outstanding, by each region in England and for England as a whole during each year from 1980-81 to 1988-89 ; (4) what were the gross payments by local authorities on (a) the aquisition and (b) improvement of dwellings for sale entering the improvement for sale scheme by each region in England and for England as a whole during each year from 1980-81 to 1988-89 ;

(5) what were the gross payments by local authorities on (a) the aquisition of dwellings for sale and improvement by the purchaser, (b) other aquisitions and (c) improvement/conversion of other dwellings for sale, for each region in England and for England as a whole during each year from 1980-81 to 1988-89.


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