HC Deb 06 March 1981 vol 1000 c224W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the announcement by the Secretary of State for the Environment on 11 February that a new house condition survey will be undertaken in England, he will commission a similar survey in Scotland.

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.

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