§ 12. Mr. E. BROWN
asked the Minister of Health the number of local authorities, to the latest available date, who are taking advantage of the Act of 1923 to co-operate with building societies in the provision of houses?
I presume that the hon. Member has in mind the power given to local authorities to guarantee the repayment of any advances, with interest thereon, made by building and other societies. Up to the 30th September last, the latest date for which complete information is available, 84 local authorities had given such guarantee.