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Housing (Renewal Options)

Volume 933: debated on Monday 13 June 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he plans to issue a Scottish equivalent of the English Department of the Environment Circular on Economic Techniques for the Evaluation of Renewal Options; and what consultations and studies he has initiated with Scottish local authorities on the question of cost-benefit analyses of renovation schemes.

Economic appraisal of improvement was one aspect of the Scottish Office research project whose report "Local Housing Needs and Strategies: A Case Study of the Dundee SubRegion" (HMSO 1976) was published and drawn to the attention of local authorities in March 1976. Guidance on the application of economic techniques in the assessment of housing authorities which is to be published shortly as Part I of the Scottish Housing Handbook.