§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to enable finance to be made equally freely available for local authorities who wish to meet public housing requirements by purchasing existing privately owned houses, as is available for the construction of new council houses.
§ Mr. John Morris
I have been asked to reply.
All aspects of housing policy are currently being considered by the Housing Finance Review which my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment is conducting and in which my Ministers and officials are participating.