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Council Housing Stock

Volume 972: debated on Friday 2 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will supply the total number of tenants in Scotland who occupy council properties that are (a) multi-storey flats; (b) maisonette flats; (c) tenement flats and (d) cottage types; and if he will supply figures for these groups of applications for home purchase.

Precise figures on occupation of local authority houses in Scotland by type of dwelling are not available. It has been estimated, however, on the basis of a sample survey, that there are approximately 50,000 flats with lifts, 400,000 other flats, and 430,000 cottage-type houses. Records of applications by tenants to purchase their homes are not kept by my Department; they are a matter for individual housing authorities.