§ 39. Mr. Newton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have announced increases to above 11 per cent. in their mortgage interest rates; how many home owners are affected; and if he will now bring forward proposals to prevent those increases from taking place.
§ Mr. Freeson
On the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Itchen (Mr. Mitchell) on 23rd January.—[Vol. 884, c.498]. I have no figures of the number of house-owners affected.
As to the last part of the Question, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to my hon. Friend the Member for Bolton, West (Mrs. Taylor) on 27th January.—[Vol. 885, 43–4].