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Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I do not believe that the people of Glasgow will be entertained by hon. Members treating this subject with such a degree of levity.

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I am grateful to the hon. Gentleman. In Glasgow there are 400,000 people, families of all sizes, living in rows of houses with one or two apartments. That is wrong. But in every area of these new housing schemes how I wish, and how the hon. Gentleman will wish, that we had a higher proportion of small houses. That is the dividing line. Over 200,000 people in Glasgow have no separate sanitary...

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: These conditions cannot be allowed to continue. The Glasgow Corporation, as the Committee or, at any rate, Glasgow Members will know, has identified 29 areas of obsolete development which it wishes to demolish and rebuild. It is no good doing this tremendous job if we do not do it properly. The trouble is that there are practical difficulties in the densities at which rebuilding can take...

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I have made my statement on the new town previously. I do not think I will add to that. I want to get on. In order to put the whole matter in perspective, I wish to do two things. First, I wish to outline very briefly the legislation undertaken by this Government in relation to Scottish housing during the last few years and then, if I may, I will make an announcement which may be of some...

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I quite understand. The hon. Gentleman does not like it. Recently, we had the House Purchase and Housing Act, 1959, with the dual purpose of facilitating house purchase, especially in respect of older properties on which loans were formerly difficult to obtain, and introducing a new and simple system of standard improvement grants.

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: Yes. I should be grateful to the hon. Lady if she could tell me otherwise.

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I had reached the point of saying that the House Purchase and Housing Act is intended to encourage and will encourage owner-occupation, we hope, to a great degree. We Scots must face the facts. One in five Scots, as compared with one in three Englishmen, owns his own home. This Scottish drive for increased home ownership and the possibilities of being able to buy a house on a lower deposit,...

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I am afraid that I can go no further at the moment. The announcement I have made adds just a little—

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: —to a record of achievement in housing of which any Government should be proud.

Orders of the Day — Local Authority Housing (18 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I am afraid that I cannot give the hon. Gentleman that information. If he will put down a Question at the appropriate time, we will try to give him the information. The facts show that this Government always have been, and are, fully alive to the Scottish housing problem. They are determined to take any steps that are necessary, provided that such steps will help to give Scottish people...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Houses (Compulsory Acquisition) (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has no reason to think that local authorities seek to negotiate the purchase of houses at prices less than the statutory compensation. The Town and Country Planning Bill recently passed by this House will improve the statutory basis of compensation in certain respects, and while my right hon. Friend will, of course, study any relevant information...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Houses (Compulsory Acquisition) (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I sympathise with the hon. and learned Member in his Question, and my right hon. Friend will do all he can to ensure that the local authorities tell these people exactly what their rights and obligations are under the Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Dunfermline Maternity Hospital (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: One, Sir. The regional hospital board is presently reviewing the maternity services in Fife in the light of the recommendations of the Committee on Maternity Services in Scotland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Dunfermline Maternity Hospital (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: On the first part of the supplementary question, I agree with the hon. Member to some extent. The regional hospital board is proposing to improve the toilet facilities and organisation generally, and it would like to consider if greater use could be made of the domiciliary services. The question of the extension of maternity services is one for the board to decide. In Scotland we must...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Hospitals, Ayrshire (Building Projects) (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: Following a review of the whole hospital service in Ayrshire, the regional board is now working out proposals for the major developments it considers necessary. It is due to refer its proposals to my right hon. Friend's Department shortly and I cannot at this stage give any details.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Horseflesh (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: It is permissible to sell horseflesh in any area in Scotland if it has been passed as fit for human consumption. No statistics are available but so far as I can ascertain no one in Scotland eats horseflesh now.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Horseflesh (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: I hope that the hon. Lady will give me, perhaps in a letter, chapter and verse, because it is an offence to supply horseflesh for human consumption to a purchaser who has not asked to be supplied with it or has asked to be supplied with some compound article of food not ordinarily made of horseflesh.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Houses (Completions) (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: In the first four months of this year, 9,666 houses were completed in Scotland, compared with 11,573 in the same period last year. As local authorities are free to build the houses required in their districts, no special action is called for.

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: Houses (Completions) (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: It is not at all due to that. Many of the smaller local authorities have stopped building because there is no longer an urgent need—[HON. MEMBERS: "Nonsense."]—as we are all glad to see. Local authorities in industrial areas are tending to concentrate more on redevelopment and new, virgin sites are becoming less easy to find. This figure of 9,666 compares very favourably with the best...

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland: National Federation of Property Owners (9 Jun 1959)

Mr Jack Browne: My right hon. Friend, who attended the annual dinner of the Federation on 21st May as a guest, has asked me to tell the hon. Gentleman that he did not consult the Federation on the question of rents.


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