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Volume 640: debated on Wednesday 10 May 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will indicate, for those local authorities with the lowest average rents for council houses, the annual cost of providing the houses, the total local housing deficit, and what this represents per head of local population.

Details for the 10 authorities with the lowest rents, out of the 231 housing authorities in Scotland, are given below. Substantial deficits arise also in many other areas, approximate figures for the country as a whole being as shown in the last line of the table.