HC Deb 13 May 1981 vol 4 cc283-4W
15. Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the length of time it will take to rehabilitate houses in Scotland which are below the tolerable standard at the present rate of progress.

Mr. Rifkind

It is not correct to assume that rehabilitation will necessarily be the appropriate treatment for all houses at present below the tolerable standard. However, the category of capital allocations from which local authorities make improvement grants has been increased by 13 per cent. in real terms since the Government took office.

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