§ 21. Mr. MacKENZIE LIVINGSTONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what progress is being made in Scotland with the recent Housing (Rural Workers) Act, 1926?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
As the hon. Member is aware, the first step towards putting the Act in operation is the preparation by the local authorities of a scheme of assistance and its submission to the Scottish Board of Health for their approval. To date, draft schemes covering the districts of 11 local authorities have been submitted to the Board, who are in correspondence with the local authorities concerned regarding details of these schemes. In addition, from the inquiries received by the Board it would appear that many other local authorities are considering the adoption of schemes.