§ Mr. Ingram
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how the wind-up criteria for the Scottish new town development corporations are affected by the Scottish Development Department's White Paper, "Housing: The Government's Proposals For Scotland"; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Lang
[holding answer 26 November 1987]: The Government's proposals for new town housing, set out in the Scottish housing White Paper, are designed to promote diversity of tenure within the Scottish new towns. It is our intention to review the current policy of transferring new town housing remaining at wind-up to local authorities. These proposals are, however, unrelated to the specification of criteria for determining when the corporations should be wound up.