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Empty Houses

Volume 930: debated on Wednesday 27 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will now make a national survey throughout Scotland of council houses which have been empty for over eight weeks; and if he will make a statement.

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to the hon. Member for Bute and North Ayrshire (Mr. Corrie) on 23rd February.—[Vol. 925, c. 621.]—The vacancy rate is a factor which authorities will themselves be bound to take into account in the housing plans I have asked them to prepare.