HC Deb 30 March 1925 vol 182 cc936-7

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.

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