HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c49W
Mr. Norman Hogg

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of the number of houses affected by damp or condensation in each of the Scottish new towns; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Alexander Fletcher

No record is maintained by my Department of the number of new town development corporation houses affected by damp or condensation but for purposes of the Select Committee's recent inquiry the development corporations supplied the following estimates:

Cumbernauld 1,288
East Kilbride 308
Glenrothes 480
Irvine Nil
Livinston 1,120

The problem is mainly confined to certain construction types and the corporations concerned are carrying out remedial works.