HC Deb 24 July 1963 vol 681 c197W
Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications he has now received from housing associations for Exchequer advances under the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1962, to provide houses for letting at economic rents or for occupation on a co-operative basis.

Mr. Noble

Exchequer advances are at present being sought by housing

Name of School Nature of Work Estimated Cost Authority's Estimated Starting Date Authority's Estimated Completion Date
Tolsta Primary School New School 50,000 March, 1964 June, 1965
Back Junior Secondary School New School 150,000 June, 1964 July, 1965
Stornoway Primary School New School 200,000 June, 1964 July, 1965
Shawbost Primary School New School 200,000 September, 1964 August, 1966
Crowlista Primary School New School 50,000 April, 1965 June, 1966
Lionel Primary School Extension 80,000 April, 1965 August, 1966
Stornoway Nicolson Institute Adaptation of Primary School Building 20,000 August, 1965 August, 1966
Stornoway Hostel New Hostel 80,000 December, 1965 April, 1967

The estimated value of work at present under construction is £62,000.

Mr. Malcolm MacMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the position with regard to the provision of old people's houses in the Isle of Barra; and when it is estimated that these will be ready for occupation.

Mr. Noble

I understand that Inverness County Council has now acquired a site in Barra suitable for houses for elderly people and hopes to invite tenders for the erection of nine 2-apartment houses soon. The Council is not yet able to estimate completion dates.