§ Mr. Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many homes in Scotland are(a) amenity houses and (b) sheltered houses; and what percentage of households in Scotland with at least one pensioner living in them are owner-occupiers, compared with the percentage figure in England and Wales.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Information is provided by local authorities to the Scottish Development Department on the numbers of amenity and sheltered houses in their areas at 31 March each year. The totals of 1987 figures received, and the most up-to-date information submitted for nine authorities who have yet to supply 1987 figures, are as follows: 635W
Type of Housing Provision (dwellings) Amenity 9,486 Sheltered 24,398
The corresponding figures for 1979 were 3,363 and 7,031 respectively.
Other sources of statistical information suggest that the numbers of dwellings provided by the private sector are understated in these figures. The information requested on households with at least one pensioner living in them is not available.