§ Mr. Rifkind
No. My right hon. Friend, like his predecessors, does not believe that such a survey as is proposed for England would be appropriate for Scotland. He already obtains a good deal of information about the Housing stock from continuing exchanges with local authorities, including housing plans, statistical returns and a range of official contacts, as well as from particular research projects. He will nevertheless consider from time to time whether more detailed information of any particular kind is required.