§ Mr. Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what material assistance he intends to give to the residents of 1265 Pollokshaws road, Glasgow, who have bought houses which have subsequently been defined by building societies as being sub-standard and which cannot be resold; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
As I have explained to the hon. Member in our previous correspondence, the Government are under no direct obligation to provide public resources to assist the owners of this property. I 635W have, however, written further to the hon. Member about these houses, on which I understand that the district council is now prepared to make an offer of repair grant.