HC Deb 28 January 1969 vol 776 cc290-1W
67. Mr. J. H. Osborn

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what was the number of houses on which local authorities applied mortgages during each of the last three financial years, and what estimate he has made of this figure for the current financial year.

Mr. MacColl

The numbers of mortgages which local authorities have granted in the last three financial years are:

1965–66 73,646
1966–67 55,395
1967–68 47,858

It is estimated that local authorities will grant some 36,000 mortgages in 1968–69.

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