§ Mr. Welsh
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the percentage of gross national product spent on housing in Scotland.
§ Mr. William Ross
The information requested is not available for Scotland. Housing investment comprised approximately 4.7 per cent. of GNP in the United Kingdom in 1973–74. It is estimated that housing investment in Scotland in 1973 was £295 million, or approximately 5.5 per cent. of the Scottish gross domestic product. Total expenditure on housing in Scotland, including house improvements, and repair and maintenance, in 1973 amounted to about 8 per cent. of Scottish GDP.