HC Deb 08 February 1974 vol 868 c444W
Mr. Dalyell

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what results have been achieved following the discussions he had with the building societies about two years ago on the ways in which they could co-operate in urban renewal; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Channon

I consider that building societies may well have a useful part to play in schemes of urban renewal, but their first priority at the present time must be to meet the demand for funds to finance home ownership.