HC Deb 16 March 1970 vol 798 cc77-8W
Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many housing authorities in Wales at present do not make mortgage advances; and if he will take steps to encourage them to do so.

Mr. George Thomas

Twenty-five small authorities have no schemes for lending for house purchase, but in nine cases the appropriate county council has done so.

When there is no longer a need to limit such local authority expenditure, I shall certainly encourage full use of this power.