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House Purchase And Improvement

Volume 934: debated on Thursday 30 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is prepared to review and increase the 1977–78 allocations to local housing authorities for lending for house purchase and improvement.

I am conscious of growing demands on local authorities for lending funds, particularly in urban areas. I have decided to increase by £4·5 million the provision in this sub-programme for the current year which will thus be increased from £13-8 million to £18·3 million. I shall be writing shortly about increased allocations to the authorities under greatest pressure.