HC Deb 14 July 1964 vol 698 c1016
27. Mrs. Butler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs when he expects the model rules for co-ownership housing associations to be available to co-ownership groups wishing to establish such associations.

Sir K. Joseph

I expect the model rules and other documents for co-ownership housing associations to be available later this month.

Mrs. Butler

Since this is a comparatively new idea in this country and needs special encouragement, is it not most unfortunate that embryo societies that have been trying to get going have been frustrated in this way? Can the Minister speed things up, and issue the rules in a few days? I understand that they are all ready.

Sir K. Joseph

I regret the delay—it has been a complicated legal matter to get the rules ready—but the interested associations have had guidance from the National Federation which has enabled them to get going.