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Housing (Tenders)

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th March 1957.

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Photo of Mrs Jean Mann Mrs Jean Mann , Coatbridge and Airdrie 12:00 am, 26th March 1957

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland for how many houses tenders have been accepted since August, 1956; and how many of these have been completed.

Photo of Mr Jack Browne Mr Jack Browne , Glasgow Craigton

Since 1st August, 1956, my right hon. Friend has approved tenders for 13,856 houses, of which 3,462 were covered by proposals received before, and 10,394 by proposals received on or after that date. Six houses in the latter group have been completed.

Photo of Mrs Jean Mann Mrs Jean Mann , Coatbridge and Airdrie

If there are six or 600 will they be subject to the reduction in the subsidy provided for in a Bill which has not yet become an Act?

Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of new houses for which tenders were approved in February last; and if he will give the same information for February, 1956 and 1955.

Photo of Mr Jack Browne Mr Jack Browne , Glasgow Craigton

In February, 1957, my right hon. Friend approved tenders for 2,947 houses. The corresponding figures for February, 1956, and February, 1955, are 2,414 and 998, respectively.