HC Deb 15 June 1976 vol 913 c81W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to allow councils to use the limited funds available for granting council mortgages on houses for the purpose of topping-up the limited mortgages which older properties might attract from building societies, without the requirement of the council element needing to be considered as a first mortgage.

Mr. Freeson

Local authorities already have the power to grant second mortgages on older property.