§ 49. Mr. Gordon Campbell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now institute an inquiry into the starting and operating of the organisation dealing with storm damage in Glasgow, following the high winds early in 1968.
§ Mr. Ross
No. In all affected areas the local authorities, with central Government assistance, were quick to deal with the immediate emergency and subsequently helped with the repair of private houses where necessary. The experience gained is being assimilated and it will provide valuable guidance for the future. Already I have taken steps to strengthen local authorities' powers to deal with such a situation by including the repair provisions in Part II of the Housing (Scotland) Bill now before Parliament.