§ 55. Mr. Gourlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the conditional housing development at Nether Street, Kirkcaldy; what criteria determine when old houses should be retained on a site of comprehensive redevelopment; and what financial assistance is given to local authorities in meeting the cost of renovating such old property.
§ Mr. Noble
Yes. The decision whether to retain existing houses in such areas depends on their architectural and historic merit and the manner in which they can be incorporated in the redevelopment. Any improvement work68W carried out in course of renovation is eligible for grant under the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1950.