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Local Authority Houses (Gross Annual Value)

Volume 649: debated on Tuesday 21 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average gross annual value of a municipal house, calculated on the basis of the current assessments, in each of the small burghs in Scotland, and for each landward area of the counties.

I do not have complete figures, but the information available to me is given in the following table. These figures are provisional pending the outcome of appeals against the new valuations.

AVERAGE GROSS ANNUAL VALUE OF LOCAL AUTHORITY HOUSES, 1961–62
Counties
£
Landward Area
Aberdeen40
Angus39
Argyll35
Ayr38
Banff36
Berwick41
Caithness27
Clackmannan41
Dunbarton45
East Lothian42
Fife48
Inverness39
Kincardine37
Kinross40
Kirkcudbright36
Lanark42
Midlothian43
Moray39
Orkney24
Perth37
Renfrew49
Ross & Cromarty32
Roxburgh38
Selkirk39
Stirling43
Sutherland32
West Lothian37
Wigtown36
Zetland22
£
Small Burghs
Alloa39
Barrhead51
Batheate39
Bearsden51
Buckhaven & Methil51
Buckie40
Cowdenbeath48
Dunoon37
Elgin38
Forfar38
Fraserburegh39
Galashiels44
Gourock59
Hawick43
Helensburgh50
Irvine44
Johnstone48
Kilsyth40
Kirkintilloch51
Lochgelly48
Montrose38
Musselburgh46
Peterhead41
Prestwick44
Renfrew53
Rothesay38
St. Andrews51
Saltcoats44
Troon43

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide the best available estimate of the average gross annual value of a municipal house in the landward area of each county in Scotland, in the burghs of Ballater, Huntly, Inverurie, Kintore and Old Meldrum.

I would refer my hon. Friend to the Written Answer which I have given to the hon. Member for Fife, West (Mr. W. Hamilton) today. I regret that I do not have figures for the burghs mentioned.