HC Deb 15 November 1934 vol 293 cc2138-9
41. Mr. BUCHANAN (for Mr. McGOVERN)

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of houses, with various State subsidies, owned by the Glasgow corporation; the total amount of arrears of rent by tenants up to 1st October, 1934; and the highest amount owing by any single tenant, and in what scheme this tenant resides?


The total number of houses owned by the Corporation of Glasgow as at the 31st October, 1934, in respect of which State subsidies are being paid is 36,092. The total rental of these is £797,491 1s. 8d. The amount of arrears of rent outstanding at 1st October, 1934, was £31,675. There is also the sum of £21,863 3s. which has been written off as irrecoverable during the period from 1919 to May, 1934. The highest amount owing by a sitting tenant is £37 10s. He is resident in the Knightswood Scheme. The highest amount of arrears owed by any person is £67 5s. In this case the debtor is not now a tenant of the corporation. He resided in the Riddrie Scheme.


Why is there differentiation between one tenant and another?


Under the Housing Act all questions of management are matters for the local authorities.


Are the arrears for the year only?


If the hon. Gentleman will look at my answer, he will see exactly what the position is.

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