HC Deb 28 November 1973 vol 865 c147W
42. Mr. Dykes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on his Department's continuing examination of special help for first-time home buyers with modest incomes, including the suggestions made to him on 10th September by the hon. Member for Harrow, East.

Mr. Channon

Good progress has been made in the discussions with the Building Societies Association to arrange for the early introduction of the deferred mortgage payments scheme to help first-time home buyers. I have, of course, noted the suggestions made by my hon. Friend. These could, however, involve a substantial subsidy for some home buyers.