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Mortgages: Government Assistance

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households have received assistance under the (a) Mortgage Rescue Scheme, (b) Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme and (c) HomeBuy Direct scheme in Kettering since the inception of each scheme. (284415)

The Mortgage Rescue Scheme has been operational across England since January 2009. As part of the monitoring arrangements for the scheme headline data for January-May 2009, provided by local authorities and broken down by Government Office Region, are available on the Department's website:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/statistics/mortgagerescuestatistics

Figures reported by local authorities from January-May 2009 are provided in a table, which has been placed in the Library.

Official figures on the number of households entering the Homeowner Mortgage Support scheme will be published later this year.

As of end June 2009 there have been no sales under Home-Buy Direct in Kettering.