§ 49. Mr. Costain
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the visit on 22nd June by the Minister of Housing and Construction to the launching of a scheme to provide loans for householders requiring financial help with the non-grant-aided element of house improvement schemes.
§ Mr. Channon
My right hon. Friend was very pleased to be present at the launching of this scheme, which will allow building firms which are members of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers to arrange for their customers to obtain loans for house improvements. This scheme will effectively supplement other sources of finance, including loans from the local authorities, and provide further useful encouragement to owners to improve their homes.