§ Mr. Kennedy
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has considered the appeal of local authorities in Fife for the provision of State assistance to facilitate the reconditioning of suitable existing property and the provision of assistance for the erection of houses for occupation by tenants who do not come within the scope of the Acts relating to overcrowding and slum clearance; and whether the appeal is to be favourably considered?
§ Mr. Gallacher
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been drawn to two resolutions passed by the Buckhaven Town Council, raising the question of re-conditioning of housing within the burgh, and the further questions of the erection of houses for tenants, other than those within the scope of the Housing Acts relating to slum-clearance or over-crowding, and proposing that subsidies be granted for these purposes; and what steps he proposes to take to meet the demands of the Buckhaven Town Council?
My right hon. Friend has received the resolutions referred to and while he cannot promise amending legislation, arrangements are being made for an early meeting with representatives of the Convention of Royal Burghs to hear their views on these matters.