HC Deb 18 June 1975 vol 893 cc448-9W
Mr. Cant

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications have been received under Part II of the Housing Act 1974 for registration as housing associations and how many approved: and whether those deemed to be registered can proceed on the assumption that they are entitled to the financial advantages of full registration.

Mr. Armstrong

By 6th June the Housing Corporation had received 2,037 applications for registration under Part II of the Housing Act 1974, and, of these 167 have now been approved. No housing association is deemed to be registered until the procedure is complete, although there are interim provisions to protect the position of housing associations which applied for registration before 1st April 1975, and whose applications have not yet been disposed of. Such associations can receive loans from local authorities or the Housing Corporation, but not housing association grant.