70. Colonel CROOKSHANK
asked the Minister of Health whether, having regard to the shortage of houses and the heavy burden housing schemes place on the rates in the smaller burghs, he will consider the desirability of amending the Housing Act of 1924 to provide that burghs 2263 having a gross valuation of £25,000 or under shall be eligible for the additional Exchequer contribution payable to rural areas?
§ The SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Sir John Gilmour)
I have been asked to reply. A proposal to grant a larger subsidy to smaller burghs was carefully considered in connection with both Acts of 1923 and 1924, but it was not found practicable to frame a scheme of special grants to particular areas.