HC Deb 01 December 1958 vol 596 c842

Bill to authorise Exchequer advances to, and the deposit of trust funds with, approved building societies; to increase the amounts which local authorities are authorised to advance under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts, 1899 to 1923, the Small Dwellings Acquisition (Scotland) Acts, 1899 to 1923. section forty-three of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1958, and section seventy-five of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1950; to make further provision for grants by local authorities and Exchequer contributions to local authorities towards the improvement of dwellings; to amend the provisions of the said Act of 1958 and the said Act of 1950, with respect to Exchequer contributions and grants by local authorities towards the provision of dwellings by the conversion of houses and other buildings and towards the improvement of dwellings, and with respect to the conditions to be observed where assistance has been given under Part II of the said Act of 1958 or Part VII of the said Act of 1950; and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, presented by Mr. Henry Brooke; supported by the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. John Maclay, and Mr. Bevins; read the First time; to be read a Second time upon Thursday and to be printed. [Bill 43.]