§ Mr. McKelvey
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will supply the total number of tenants in Scotland who occupy council properties that are (a) multi-storey flats; (b) maisonette flats; (c) tenement flats and (d) cottage types; and if he will supply figures for these groups of applications for home purchase.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Precise figures on occupation of local authority houses in Scotland by type of dwelling are not available. It has been estimated, however, on the basis of a sample survey, that there are approximately 50,000 flats 701W with lifts, 400,000 other flats, and 430,000 cottage-type houses. Records of applications by tenants to purchase their homes are not kept by my Department; they are a matter for individual housing authorities.