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Prefabricated Houses (Purchase)

Volume 531: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware that many building societies are unwilling to make advances to purchasers of prefabricated houses; and if he will take steps to ensure that such houses can take advantage of the recent arrangements he made with the local authorities and building societies for a joint government and local authority guarantee of part of the building society loan.

It was never my right hon. Friend's intention that the arrangements referred to should be limited to traditional houses and he hopes that those who wish to buy "new traditional" houses will receive proper consideration. But the hon. Member will understand that my right hon. Friend cannot interfere with the discretion of building societies.