HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 c934W
Mr. Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list those key workers in the private and public sectors who will qualify for interest-free Government loans to help them buy houses; and on what terms the loans will be provided. [133572]

Mr. Mullin

The hon. Gentleman is referring to the Starter Home Initiative set out in the Government's Housing Green Paper—"Quality and Choice: A Decent Home for All".

The Green Paper seeks proposals on how the initiative could be operated most successfully and cost effectively. During the autumn the Government will announce details of the initiative, including the points raised by the hon. Gentleman, in the light of responses to the Green Paper. The consultation period closes at the end of July.