Local Authorities (Rents and Equalisation Grants)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9th November 1966.

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Photo of Mr William Ross Mr William Ross , Kilmarnock 12:00 am, 9th November 1966

The decision must be related to the facts. The hon. Gentleman must appreciate that there are 233 housing authorities in Scotland. About 59 of them have written to me—that is, much less than one-third of them. They are not all affected in the same way, because it will depend entirely on the period. In respect of the amount involved, the hon. Gentleman will find that for some local authorities the sums are very minimal, indeed.