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Steelworkers (House Purchase)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what action he is taking to encourage steelworkers to take up the loans for house purchase at low rates of interest which are available from the European Communities.

In consultation with my Department and the steel industry my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment is urgently considering how these loans can be made available to assist in the housing of steel-workers in a way which would accord with the European Commission's conditions and with United Kingdom housing practices.