§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many tenders were accepted for the improvement of dwellings in Scotland in 1980 by (a) local authorities, (b) the Scottish Special Housing Association and (c) housing associations (excluding the SSHA); and how many applications were approved in 1980 for improvement grants to private owners.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Tender approvals in 1980 notified to my Department so far are as follows:
Local authorities 348 Scottish Special Housing Association 38 Registered housing associations 169
But as the arrangements under which these figures are reported differ between the agencies, the figures should not be assumed to be on a comparable basis.
11,824 applications for house improvement grants to private house owners in 1980 have also been notified so far.
The figures provided by local authorities are particularly liable to be incomplete.