§ 58. Mr. D. Jones
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many building societies there are in Great Britain; how many will be entitled to take part in the Government's house purchase scheme; and why nearly two-thirds of the total number are to be excluded.
There are 746 building societies in Great Britain. It is not possible to say how many societies will qualify for approval to take part in the scheme. On the last part of the Question I would ask the hon. Member to await the discussions on the Bill.