To ask the Scottish Executive, further to the answer to question S3W-38568 by Roseanna Cunningham on 26 January 2011, whether there are circumstances in which satisfactory accommodation under the terms of the Croft House Grant Scheme could be a one-bedroom property, for example where an assignation is made and agreed by the Crofters Commission to a single person tenant where there was no other applicant for the vacant croft.
The purpose of the Croft House Grant Scheme is to improve and maintain the standards of croft housing. If there is an existing one bedroom house on the croft, assistance would be available for any necessary refurbishment or enlargement.
The Croft House Grant Scheme will not assist the construction of a new one-bedroom property. Assisted new houses must have a minimum of three bedrooms and one living area, in addition to the kitchen and bathroom.