§ 20. Mr. Younger
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authority houses are empty, having been unlet for more than eight weeks, in the cities of Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee, respectively; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hugh D. Brown
At the end of November 1974 Glasgow Corporation had 263 houses available for letting but unlet for more than eight weeks, and Edinburgh Corporation had 631 houses which had been empty for more than six weeks, most of them being improved or repaired and so not available for letting. At the end of December 1974 Dundee Corporation had 149 houses which had been empty for more than eight weeks, 13 of which were available for letting; the remainder were undergoing modernisation or repair.
In recent months all three authorities have succeeded in reducing substantially the numbers of unlet houses.