HC Deb 01 August 1961 vol 645 cc1135-6
20. Mr. A. Evans

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he will now bring up to date the account required of him by subsection (7) of Section 2 of the House Purchase and Housing Act, 1959, and send it to the Comptroller and Auditor General, so that a report may be made to Parliament.

Mr. Brooke

I hope shortly to send to the Comptroller and Auditor General the detailed account for 1960–61.

Mr. Evans

Will the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that he will bring that account up to date and not just limit it to the end of the last financial year? He appreciates, I suppose, that the advances to the building societies have been suspended; would he not agree, therefore, that it would be sensible to take the account up to the date of suspension?

Mr. Brooke

I have a statutory duty here which I am carrying out, but the hon. Member has also put down a Parliamentary Question for Written Answer, in answer to which I shall give him the latest figures I have. The scheme, of course, has not been suspended yet; all I have done is to give six months' notice of its suspension.

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