HC Deb 10 March 1981 vol 1000 cc303-4W
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.