HC Deb 14 December 1961 vol 651 c86W
124. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware that some local authorities are not able to allocate sufficient money for the purchase of houses under the Small Dwellings Acquisition Act and have to refuse prospective house purchasers; and if he will make more money available for expenditure by local authorities under this Act.

Dr. Hill

Lending for house purchase is but one of many purposes for which local authorities need to borrow money and only the individual authority can decide how much to allocate to each. Although some authorities have restricted advances, total lending this year has been well above last year's level.