§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many persons have taken advantage of the Home Purchase Assistance and Housing Corporation Guarantee Act; and how much money has been made available under the terms of the scheme.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
From information available it is estimated that about 55,000 people have enrolled since the 575W scheme was launched on 1 December 1978. Benefits are payable from 1 December 1980 onwards.