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Glasgow And Edinburgh (Housing)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 15 October 1945

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of properties requisitioned for housing purposes by Glasgow Corporation and by Edinburgh Corporation; the number of houses made available thereby; and the number of temporary houses and permanent houses in each of these two towns for which sanction has been given during the past 12 months.

Glasgow have requisitioned 318 properties, producing 654 houses; Edinburgh have requisitioned 30 properties, producing 64 houses. Authority has been given during the past 12 months for the erection in Glasgow of 2,500 temporary houses, 472 permanent houses, 300 Swedish timber houses and 1,000 Weir steel houses. The corresponding figures for Edinburgh are 4,000 temporary houses, 516 permanent houses, 100 Swedish timber houses and no Weir steel houses.