HC Deb 06 February 1984 vol 53 cc460-1W
Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he issues any guidance to local authorities about their entering into arrangements with building societies whereby the societies provide finance for the provision of new housing to help people on local authority waiting lists.

Sir George Young

Under the support lending scheme totalling £350 million in 1983–84 the building societies set aside mortgage funds for lending to borrowers nominated to them by local authorities. My right hon. Friend has issued guidance to local authorities on the categories of borrower to whom priority should be given under this scheme. People on local authority waiting lists are specifically included in the priority categories.