Mr. JAMES WELSH (Paisley)
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the Corporation of Glasgow are considering an offer by a private company to acquire building sites which at present are being developed for housing schemes; and will he see that before any such proposal is completed the fullest inquiry is made by his Department?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
I am aware that the Corporation of Glasgow are considering an offer such as is referred to by my hon. Friend. I understand that the offerers propose to erect working-class houses on the sites in question with assistance from the local authority in terms of the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, so that the houses will be for letting and the rents will be determined as provided for in that Act. The consent of the Department of Health for Scotland is required to the transaction, and all the circumstances of the case will be fully considered before such consent is given.