60. Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many people in Scotland have taken advantage 18W of the option mortgage scheme, to the latest convenient date; and what percentage of the total is in respect of those who previously had mortgages arranged in the normal way.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
Under the arrangements made for operating the scheme through lending institutions, the vast majority of which operate on a United Kingdom basis, it is not practicable to give separate information about mortgagers resident in Scotland. General information provided by the ten largest building societies was given by my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government on 7th May in reply to the hon. Member for Leicester, South-West (Mr. Tom Boardman).—[Vol. 764, c. 200–1.]