26. Mr. Adams
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Renfrew district council about assistance from his office to reduce the waiting list for a council house in the Renfrew district council area.
§ Mr. Ancram
None. It is the responsibility of Renfrew district council to consider the housing needs of its area and to take action accordingly. While the council's most recent housing plan indicates that the district has a crude surplus of general needs housing, my right hon. Friend has recognised the need for additional investment by increasing the council's capital allocation on the housing revenue account block by 24 per cent. in the current year.