Alpha - I think you will find that there have been that many RTB Sales - indeed the Housing Minister was using the number of sales as proof of why RTB2 was right to bring in.
However, I will conceed that the 2 Million reduction in Council Homes includes demolitions.
A council home that is occupied is still a council home so I can not see how you consider this as part of the 2 million lost council homes - tht just does not make any sense.
What is being missed here is, to put it into Stevenage terms for understanding, the current 3-bed council family home being rented at £86pw will be replaced if sold under RTB2 will an affordable home (1-bed, 2-bed, 3-bed? who knows) for 80%MR, which for the family home would be a rental nearer to £200pw.
A person on minimum wage could just about afford the Council Rent, where as they would not even earn enough to afford the RTB141 replacement home.
How then can the reduction in social housing be a good idea for the economy, for the poor, or for the taxpayer?