Owner Occupation

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing (Scotland) – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th March 1946.

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Photo of Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence Major Sir Basil Neven-Spence , Orkney and Shetland 12:00 am, 19th March 1946

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has studied the Report of the Scottish Housing Advisory Committee on the provision of houses for owner-occupation in Scotland; and what action he proposes to take in view of the fact that the majority report states that the State subsidy for housing cannot reasonably be confined to houses to let.

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

I would refer the hon. and gallant Member to the reply which I gave on 12th March to the hon. and gallant Member for West Edinburgh (Lieut.-Commander Hutchison). As I then said, I am not in a position to accept the recommendation of the majority report with regard to subsidy, but I propose to commend to local authorities certain other recommendations designed to assist prospective owner-occupiers in providing new houses.