HC Deb 05 July 1960 vol 626 c217
27 and 29. Mr. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) how many applications have been made for improvement grants in respect of tenant-occupied houses since the passing of the House Purchase and Housing Act, 1959;

(2) in respect of how many tenant-occupied houses in Scotland application has been made for standard grants under Part III of the House Purchase and Housing Act, 1959.

Mr. Maclay

I regret that separate figures for owner-occupied and tenant-occupied houses are not at present available. They are, however, now being collected, and figures for the first six months of this year will be published in the next Quarterly Housing Return in a few weeks' time.

Mr. Ross

I thank the Secretary of State for that reply. Does he appreciate that this is where we really want information to find out whether this Act is working, because it is in tenant-occupied property that there is the greatest scope and most urgent need for imprcvement and, from our experience in the past, it is in this sphere of housing that there is least action?

Mr. Maclay

I certainly agree with the hon. Gentleman that we need this information.