HC Deb 23 January 1951 vol 483 cc21-2
39. Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he intends to introduce legislation to implement the recommendations of the Scottish Water Advisory Committee on River Pollution, Command Paper No. 8111, in the present Session.

Mr. T. Fraser

My right hon. Friend has asked the Associations of Local Authorities and other interested bodies for

houses have been erected in 1949–50 or are in process of being erected by Scottish Special Housing Association Limited, in Clydebank, Cumnock, Dundee, Tullibody, Greenock, Glasgow and Edinburgh; and on what principle he proceeded when deciding the areas where the need for these houses was greatest.

The Joint Under-Secretary, of State for Scotland (Mr. Thomas Fraser)

As the answer to the first part of the Question involves figures, I will, with permission, circulate a statement in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

As regards the second part of the Question the broad principle is the magnitude of housing requirements in relation to population.

Sir W. Darling

Can the hon. Gentleman tell us whether any of the figures he is going to circulate is nil?

Mr. Fraser

No, Sir.

Following is the statement:

their observations on the recommendations in the Report, and he will consider whether, and on what lines, legislation should be introduced when these consultations are completed.

Lieut.-Commander Hutchison

Does the hon. Gentleman expect it will be possible to introduce legislation this Session—that is, before the end of July?

Mr. Fraser

Yes, if there are no material obstacles in the way in consequence of these consultations.