§ Mr. Dempsey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, in view of the amount of improvement and modernisation that still remains to be done to older council houses, he will extend the final date for the operation of the financial provisions of the Housing Act 1971; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Gordon Campell
No. The higher levels of grant under the 1971 Act were for a limited period and for the specific purpose of stimulating improvement in the development areas and intermediate areas of Great Britain. That purpose has been achieved and a massive increase in improvement work has resulted.