HC Deb 22 May 1968 vol 765 cc526-7
26. Sir J. Gilmour

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what information he now has as to the number of housing authorities in Scotland who insure their properties against storm damage.

Mr. Ross

I now have information from 116 authorities. Four counties, two large burghs and 40 small burghs insure against storm damage. The four cities, 14 counties, 18 large burghs and 34 small burghs do not.

Sir J. Gilmour

Will the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the rate payers of those prudent local authorities which have insured will benefit from the prudence which their leaders have shown?

Mr. Ross

I think that follows without saying.