§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any plans to amend the rents-to-mortgages scheme in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Early experience of the rents-to-mortgages trial scheme for Scottish Homes and new town development corporation tenants indicates that it is enabling those who could not previously afford to buy their own homes to do so.
I shall continue to monitor the trial scheme closely to see whether it fulfils its early promise and will make a further statement in due course.