asked the Minister of Health what proportion in the value of cottage property erected by public utility societies can now be borrowed from Government sources; and whether his attention has been called to the great advantages which would result from making that proportion as large as is consistent with security against loss of public money?
In cases where the scheme of a public utility society is approved by my right hon. Friend and ranks for subsidy, the Public Works Loan Board have power at present to advance money up to 75 per cent. of the cost of the scheme as approved. For schemes not under subsidy the proportion is two-thirds; that being as much as in the experience obtained can safely be advanced on the security.