§ 66. Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether, in connection with the Government's new housing proposals, he will be prepared to give effect to the views of the Scottish local authorities as to the type of house best suited to Scottish needs and the cost of house-building in Scotland, and to secure more adequate financial provision for the carrying out of future housing schemes in Scotland?
The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Adamson)
The views of Scottish local authorities upon the points raised have been stated at the joint meetings which have recently taken place between representatives of the Government and representatives of Scottish and English local authorities, and are being carefully considered.
§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
Can the right hon. Gentleman give us any indication when we are likely to hear something of these new housing proposals, and what they are?
§ 77. Mr. MILLAR
asked the Minister of Health whether he has received any representations from the local authorities in Scotland as to the financial and other provisions required to meet the present housing needs of Scotland; and whether he is now in a position to make a statement as to his housing proposals for Scotland?
I have been asked to reply. The views of Scottish local authorities in regard to housing matters have been laid before my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health at recent conferences. Satisfactory progress was made towards a settlement, but matters are not sufficiently advanced to enable a statement to be made.