§ Mr. Lofthouse
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will provide direct assistance to the United Kingdom Housing Trust in line with the Government's commitment to housing associations and in view of the limited role of housing associations to date in the Wakefield district.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
The hon. Member may ha\e in mind the proposed purchase by the United Kingdom Housing Trust of dwellings currently in the ownership of British Coal. I have now written to the hon. Member on that matter.