§ Mr. Robert Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many housing associations which are not registered with the Housing Corporation have received funds from the Housing Corporation or a local authority.
§ Mr. Armstrong
I understand that the corporation has current loan accounts with 59 unregistered co-ownership societies and 10 unregistered housing associations providing rented accommodation. These loans all stem from arrangements entered into before the provisions of the Housing Act 1974, which restricted support from public funds to registered housing associations, became operative. I have no information about the number of associations which have received funds from local authorities.