§ Mr. Gower
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many housing authorities in Wales are at the latest convenient date 161W advancing money for house purchase; how many have discontinued this service to house purchasers; and how many have deferred their decisions whether or not to make such advances.
§ Mr. George Thomas
143 local authorities, including three county councils, have adopted schemes of lending for house purchase; 20 of these have not made loans in the current financial year; 73 authorities suspended lending on 31st January, 1969. Local authorities are not required to notify me when they defer decisions whether or not to make advances.