§ Mr. W. R. Duckworth
asked the Minister for Health (1) whether he will consider in the near future an extension of the Housing Acts which will enable building society advances to be made up to 95 per cent. in approved cases, in order to extend the benefit of house-purchase to a greater proportion of the community and to put an end to the undesirable increase of municipal indebtedness;
(2) whether, in view of the fact that over £60,000,000 is now owing to local authorities in connection with housing mortgage loans, he will arrange 1410W that in future such commitments shall be transferred to the building societies, in order to enable a greater proportion of the population to proceed with the purchase of their own houses?
§ Mr. Elliot
I do not, as at present advised, contemplate taking steps for the purposes proposed. I doubt if action of the kind proposed would, by itself, have the effect suggested in the Questions.