§ Mr. T. WILLIAMS
asked the Minister of Health what instructions have been issued to local authorities to discourage applicants for advances under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts; and whether the Government will countenance the purchase of houses with advances through local authorities, seeing that it means a saving of 1 per cent. in interest for the purchaser?
Sir H. YOUNG
No such instructions as those suggested by the hon. Member have been issued. Applications from local authorities for sanction to loans for the purpose of advances proposed to be made by them under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Acts will continue to be considered on their merits with due regard to the circumstances in which each individual application is made.