asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if, because of the hardship borne by families Jiving in one room, very often a sub-let, he will take immediate measures to annul the existing regulations which prevents a family of more than four obtaining the tenancy of a three-apartment council house or of a prefabricated house.
My right hon. Friend recognises that as regards permanent houses the improved standard of occupancy which has been adopted must, n present circumstances, be introduced gradually, and I am sending the hon. Member a copy of a circular which asks local authorities to exercise discretion in its use. Temporary houses are, however, small, and my right hon. Friend would not feel justified in recommending the authorities to let them to families of more than four persons.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many temporary houses were completed in Aberdeen during September, October and November.
No temporary houses have yet been completed in Aberdeen.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many houses in Aberdeen, the building of which was started before VE-Day, were completed in September, October and November.
The numbers of permanent houses completed in Aberdeen during September, October and November were 14, 4 and 24 respectively.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many permanent houses and on how many temporary houses was building started in September, October and November in Aberdeen.
The number of permanent houses begun in September, October and November was 30, 26 and 30 'respectively. No temporary houses were begun in September and October; six were commenced in November.