Mr. W. M'LEAN WATSON
asked the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that hundreds of houses are standing empty at Rosyth, and that this will cause a serious loss of revenue to the Burgh of Dumfermline; and will he consult with the Scottish Board of Health and the Scottish National Housing Company and ascertain if it will be possible to reduce the rents of the houses in order to attract tenants?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I am aware that a number of house at Rosyth are empty. In order to attract tenants for these2320W houses the Scottish National Housing Company, Limited, have been authorised to make reductions in the rents hitherto chargeable to non-Admiralty tenants.