Unoccupied Council Houses

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1972.

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Photo of Mr George Younger Mr George Younger , Ayr 12:00 am, 24th May 1972

I certainly agree with my hon. Friend to this extent: it demonstrates that the need in Scotland is for more houses in the places where the need is greatest and not just for more houses anywhere. Serious cases are becoming apparent at the moment. I understand that about 1,000 houses are empty in Dundee, 660 in Edinburgh and 500 in Paisley, to take three major examples.