§ Mr. Weetch
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will make a statement on the future of the Joint Advisory Committee with the Building Societies Association; and if he will invite representatives of appropriate trade unions to join the Committee.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
The Joint Advisory Committee on building society mortgage finance continues to meet regularly, and to fulfil its function as a132W
following the exploratory visit by one of his Ministers to the United States of America to investigate the feasibility of introducing a system of loans for students in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Mark Carlisle
The visit of my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State to the United States of America was most useful in providing an insight into both the advantages and the problems of introducing a system of student loans in the United Kingdom.