§ 44. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Minister of Health whether he contemplates legislation which will enable purchasers of houses on a weekly or monthly repayment system to occupy the houses without having first to pay an original deposit such as is now required under the Small Dwellings Act?
I presume the hon. Member is referring to the amount which may be advanced by a local authority under the Act in question. This is fixed at a maximum of 90 per cent. of the market value of a house, and in view of the desirability of an owner-occupier having some definite stake from the outset in the property which he is acquiring I would not propose to introduce legislation amending the very generous provisions already made in this direction.