§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the number of house repossessions which occurred in(a) Inverclyde, (b) Strathclyde and (c) Scotland as a whole in each of the past 10 years. 
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 19 June 1995]: We do not hold this information centrally. However, figures supplied by the Council of Mortgage Lenders suggest that, in 1994, 1,791 properties were taken into possession by mortgage lenders in Scotland. This represents 0.22 per cent. of the total number of properties with mortgages outstanding. The comparable figures for 1993, were 2,330 and 0.29 per cent. respectively. The rate in Scotland remains less than half of that for the rest of the United Kingdom as a whole.