HC Deb 18 May 1981 vol 5 c27W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the response to the Building Societies Association's agreement to provide 100 per cent. mortgages to council house purchasers; and if he remains satisfied with the operation of these arrangements.

Mr. Stanley

My hon. Friend is probably referring to the assurance given to the Government by the Building Societies Association that a 100 per cent. loan to a sitting tenant is normal building society practice. If my hon. Friend has evidence that this practice is not being followed, perhaps he would provide me with details.

Mr. Michael Brown

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take up formally with the borough of Scunthorpe its rate of progress in implementing the right to buy council houses.

Mr. Stanley

My Department has already taken up with the local authority complaints about delay received from individual tenants. If my hon. Friend has further information on progress of which he wishes me to be aware, I shall be glad to consider it.

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