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Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the number of applicants for corporation houses in the city of Edinburgh at present on the waiting list; the number of applications for private building licences received this year; the number of such applications from persons on the waiting list; and the number of houses for which private building licences are being granted.

There are 19,214 applicants on the Corporation's emergency waiting list which covers families at present living in over-crowded or unfit houses and homeless persons.The Corporation had 480 applications for private building licences on hand at the beginning of 1952 and have since received 128 more, including 38 from persons on the waiting list. Against this they have issued 117 licences to individuals and bulk licences for 92 houses to be sold to approved purchasers.