§ Mr. Alexander Wilson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average cost of bringing houses up to tolerable standards, as defined, using improvement grants in each local authority area in the public and private sector, respectively.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
This information is not available. The cost of bringing a house up to the tolerable standard, as defined in Section 2 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1969, varies according to the condition of the house. In most cases grant-aided improvement works bring houses above the tolerable standard.