§ 20. Mr. Nigel Griffiths
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on housing policy in Scotland. 
§ Mr. Macdonald
As I announced on 23 November, we shall shortly be publishing a Green Paper on housing in Scotland. The Green Paper will be the first major policy document on Scottish housing in over a decade and will provide a sound basis for the new Scottish Parliament to develop its own policies and programmes. From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.