HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 c129W
20. Mr. Hood

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met representatives of Scottish local government to discuss the empty homes initiative. [76325]

Mr. Macdonald

My officials have recently met on a number of occasions with other members of the Empty Homes Initiative Advisory Group to assess bids for funding under the Initiative. The Advisory Group includes two Scottish local government representatives nominated by the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.

From 1 July 1999, this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.

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