§ 10. Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many grants for the reconditioning of rural dwellings have been approved since 6th June, 1951.
From 1st July, 1951, to 30th June, 1952, local authorities approved applications for grants for the improvement of 410 dwellings in landward areas. In the same period the Department of Agriculture offered grants for the improvement of 242 houses by crofters and landholders under the Agriculture (Scotland) Act. In addition, schemes approved under the Hill Farming Act and the Livestock Rearing Act provided for the improvement of 158 farm cottages and 64 farm houses.