HC Deb 30 October 2003 vol 412 cc320-1W
Mr. Davidson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list for(a) Scottish Borders, (b) Dumfries and Galloway and (c) Glasgow local authorities (i) the amount of housing debt remaining after transfer of local authority housing stock, (ii) the portion of that residual debt which (A) has subsequently been redeemed and (B) continues to be serviced, (iii) the breakage costs associated with any redemption of residual debt and (iv) the estimated servicing costs of any residual debt in (X) 2003–04, (Y) 2004–05 and (Z) 2005–06 indicating in each case which costs are being met by (1) the Treasury and (2) the Scottish Executive. [135075]

Ruth Kelly

Housing stock transfers in Scotland are a devolved responsibility of the Scottish Executive, and therefore most of the information requested is a matter for the Executive. With regard to Treasury costs, the amount of grant provided by the Exchequer to the Scottish Executive in respect of repayment of debt was £59 million for Scottish Borders, £76 million for Dumfries and Galloway and £920 million for Glasgow.