HC Deb 18 May 1971 vol 817 c271W
Mr. Merlyn Rees

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will state the date and place on which the leaders of the building society movement agreed with him that they would advise their members that if a man saved regularly with them for six months and at a rate equivalent to his future monthly repayments, he would be favourably considered for an advance.

Mr. Amery

Final agreement was reached on the evening of 5th May—the day before the supply debate on rates and rents. The agreement was confirmed by the statement made by the Chairman of the Building Societies Association in his address to its Annual Meeting on 12th May.