HC Deb 18 March 1970 vol 798 cc129-30W
56. Mr. Younger

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now publish a White Paper on housing needs in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Dr. Dickson Mabon

The Government's plans for dealing with the most important of Scotland's housing needs were outlined in the White Paper "The Older Houses in Scotland—A Plan for Action" of July, 1968, and further explained in subsequent debates on the Bill for the Housing (Scotland) Act, 1969. Under the Act the local authorities are now developing their proposals for assessing and meeting the needs of their areas.