HC Deb 31 January 1962 vol 652 cc1094-5
42. Sir D. Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give Sutherland County Council additional assistance for building two-roomed houses for elderly persons living alone in Helmsdale and elsewhere where they are needed.

Mr. Galbraith

Sutherland County Council is already aware that remote-area subsidy, in addition to the basic Exchequer subsidy, would be available for two-apartment houses provided for such special needs.

Sir D. Robertson

Will my hon. Friend take immediate action in regard to an ex-Service man who served in two world wars, and who is threatened today with eviction because his house has been sold over his head?

Mr. Galbraith

As I think my hon. Friend knows, I must leave this sort of decision to the county council, which knows all the circumstances.

Mr. Ross

What is the basic subsidy in respect of this? Is it £32, or is it now £12?

Mr. Galbraith

The hon. Gentleman had better wait until we come to that point in Committee.

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