HC Deb 31 January 1983 vol 36 cc48-50W
Mr. Dewar

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will detail how much has been spent by his Department in each of the last three years specifically on encouraging or financing tenant participation schemes.

Mr. Allan Stewart

My right hon. Friend pays grant to the Scottish Council of Social Service under section 5 of the Housing (Financial Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1978. That grant is used to fund the tenant participation advisory service which was set up by the council in April 1980 to provide an information, development and advisory service to public landlords and tenants, with a view to developing tenant participation in housing management and assisting the formation of housing co-operatives.

Details of the amount of grant paid since April 1980 are as follows:

Grant offered Grant paid
£ £
1980–81 17,025 17,025
1981–82 20,715 20,359
1982–83 24,000 N/A