§ 23. Mr. Hugh D. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the overspill receiving authorities at present in receipt of Government subsidy, the total cost in each year of such subsidies since the operation of the Housing 1501 and Town Development (Scotland) Act, 1957; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
With permission, I will circulate the information in the OFFICIAL REPORT. I have no statement to make.
§ Mr. Brown
It is Christmas, Mr. Speaker, and I do not think you should try to deny me the pleasure. Ls the Secretary of State aware of the 1970 report of the Glasgow Medical Officer of Health drawing attention to the reversal, for the first time for 60 years, in the trends of increasing height and weight of schoolchildren? That reversal is ascribed to the overspill policy. Will the right hon. Gentleman initiate an immediate and urgent inquiry into the social and economic implications of overspill generally?
§ Mr. Campbell
The reason I have to circulate the answer in the OFFICIAL REPORT is that it contains the names of about 30 towns and about 20 figures. As regards overspill, the new housing expenditure subsidy and the arrangements in the new Bill will greatly assist overspill both for receiving authorities and for Glasgow.
§ Following is the information:
§ 1. Overspill receiving authorities in of Government subsidy:
- Bonnyrigg and Lasswade
- Denny and Dunipace
- Inverness County
- Midlothian County
- Newmilns and Greenholm
- Peebles County
- Renfrew County
- West Lothian County
§ 2. Overspill subsidies paid to receiving authorities: