Letter: Thatcher took the shine off the National Front

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The Independent Online
WHILE NEAL Ascherson's trip down the memory lane of the old East End was entertaining, he was inaccurate when he wrote that London County Council 'flats were treated as hereditary'.

I worked in East End housing from 1954 to 1970 and, in the London County Council of the period, there was no ''sons and daughters' allocation scheme. They could only inherit a flat, on a tenancy transfer, if the sole tenant, usually the widowed mother, died while they were living there. This common practice was included, as a statutory right in the Tenants Charter of 1980.

BILL MURRAY

University of Westminster

London NW1

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