HC Deb 14 July 1965 vol 716 cc61-2W
28. Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much grant Glasgow will lose this year under the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act, 1963, through charging unreasonably low rents; and what is the total amount Glasgow has lost since the introduction of this Act.

Mr. Ross

The stated intention of Section 3 of the Local Government (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act, 1963, as my hon. Friend the Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State explained to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, North (The Earl of Dalkeith) on 26th May, was to limit the call on the Exchequer for Exchequer equalisation grant in respect of housing deficits. Without the limiting provision of the Section, Glasgow's Exchequer Equalisation Grant would be about £150,000 greater for 1965–66 and would have been about £445,000 greater for the three years 1963–64 to 1965–66, inclusive.