§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. W. F. Deedes)
Seven hundred and seventy-two local authorities in England and Wales have resolved to put into operation the two schemes of guarantee described in the circular. I regret that I have no information as to the number of authorities who have actually given guarantees under one or other of the schemes.
§ Mr. Page
While expressing satisfaction at the fact that a large number of local authorities have put this scheme into operation, may I ask my hon. Friend if he will ask his right hon. Friend to consider the issuing of a further circular to clear up some of the difficulties which many local authorities have found in trying to operate this scheme?
§ Mr. Deedes
A number of points of difficulty have arisen, as might be expected in a new scheme, and a further circular giving guidance is in preparation.