HC Deb 03 November 1994 vol 248 c1319W
Mr. Betts

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new homes were completed by local authorities in Scotland in 1978–79 and 1993–94; and how many he expects will be completed in 1994–95 and 1995–96.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

Scottish local authorities reported the completion of 6,131 dwellings in 1978–79 and 440 dwellings in 1993–94. Local authorities are free to decide what proportion of the substantial capital resources at their disposal for 1994–95 and future years for investment in housing in their area should be used for new building.