HC Deb 21 May 1975 vol 892 c419W
Mr. Teddy Taylor

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will specify the areas of housing expenditure to be affected by the reduction of planned spending for 1976–77 of £10 million; and if he is satisfied with the situation that Scotland is suffering from a higher than proportionate share of these housing cuts.

Mr. William Ross

I expect rents to make a contribution towards increased housing costs and therefore to help reduce public expenditure. The projected reduction of £10 million in public expenditure in Scotland reflects the proportion of public authority housing in Scotland to that in England and Wales.