§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the expenditure on improvement grants in Scotland in the public and private sectors, respectively, in each of the last five years; and what this represented in terms of expenditure per dwelling in each sector.
§ Mr. William Ross
The following table shows grants paid by local authorities towards private sector house improvement, and the approved expenditure by local authorities and the SSHA on the improvement of their houses:
out a special survey of such housing provision.
Local authorities have been urged to give high priority to the provision of housing for physically handicapped people and, in particular, I have strongly recommended that they should include some specially designed wheelchair housing in all sizeable new housing developments.