HC Deb 25 March 1999 vol 328 c398W
Mr. Wallace

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many decrees were granted by Sheriff courts for the repossession of owner-occupied homes for each quarter of 1998. [78216]

Mr. McLeish

Figures in relation to repossession of owner occupied homes have been collected by the courts since a revised system of collecting Civil Judicial Statistics was instituted on 1 January 1994. The figures for decrees granted by the sheriff courts for each quarter of 1998 are as follows:

  • 1st Quarter: 1,158
  • 2nd Quarter: 1,155
  • 3rd Quarter: 1,373
  • 4th Quarter: 1,247.

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