HC Deb 31 October 1979 vol 972 cc574-5W
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 scheme was launched on 1 December 1978. Benefits are payable from 1 December 1980 onwards.