HC Deb 12 July 1955 vol 543 cc162-3W
82. Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that an officer acting on behalf of the Ross and Cromarty County Council has informed persons resident within the county who will be shortly obliged to leave their present house that housing accommodation is not available within the county and that it is not the duty of the county council to provide such accommodation; and if he will exercise his powers under Section 60 of the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1950, to require the county council to submit proposals in order that accommodation may be provided for such persons.

Mr. J. Stuart

The council are making good progress with the provision of houses in their district and no action under Section 60 of the Act of 1950 is called for. The letting of houses is a matter within their own discretion, but if the hon. Member will give me particulars of the case he has in mind, I shall make inquiries.

85. Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many inhabited houses in Ross and Cromarty have been scheduled as condemned houses.

Mr. J. Stuart

I regret that this information is not available. I expect to receive particulars of the numbers of unfit houses in the local authority's statement of their proposals under the Housing (Repairs and Rents) (Scotland) Act, 1954, for dealing with such houses. The Act requires local authorities to submit these statements by the 31st August, 1955.