§ Mr. Dunnachie
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if his office has considered the views of the housing committee of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities in response to the policy statement on rural housing published by Scottish Homes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
No. The views of the housing committee of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities are in response to the Rural Strategy document issued by Scottish Homes.
It is therefore for Scottish Homes to consider the views put forward by the convention and respond accordingly.