§ Mr. Steele
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of improvement grants for houses granted by the burgh of Cove and Kilcreggan since 1950; how many have been for the sub-division of houses; and, in cases where the latter have been sold since approval of grant, what amount of repayment of grant has been made, in accordance with the provisions of the Housing (Scotland) Act,1949.171W
§ Mr. Maclay
Fifteen applications for improvement grant, including one for the sub-division of a house into two houses, have been approved by the local authority.
I understand that there was a change in the ownership of one of the houses provided by sub-division but as the change took place before the grant conditions applied to the houses the local authority decided there was no valid reason for withholding grant and this was paid to each of the owners.