§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses are owned by public sector bodies; and what percentage this represents of the total housing stock in Scotland.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
The number of houses owned by local authorities, new towns, Scottish Special Housing Association, Government Departments and housing associations in 1981 based on the 1971 census is estimated at 1,099,000. This figure represents approximately 55 per cent. of the total housing stock.