§ 34. Mr. BURNETT
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and which of the local authorities in the larger cities have put into operation Section 30 of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1930, with regard to loss sustained by reason of disturbance of trade consequent upon removal?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
I am informed that only one city (Glasgow) has made payments to shopkeepers under Section 30 of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1930. In Edinburgh one application is under consideration by the local authority, and in Dundee the only application received was met by an offer of tenancy of a new shop to be erected on the site. In Aberdeen no application has been received. Of other large towns no applications have been received in Greenock, Perth, Paisley, Motherwell and Inverness.
§ Mr. BURNETT
Is the Under-Secretary aware that a shopkeeper who paid £60 for fittings and goodwill made an application in Aberdeen and was informed that there was no such scheme?
§ Mr. SKELTON
I have given the hon. Member the information in my possession. If he has any further information, I shall be glad to have it looked into.