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Croft Houses

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give favourable consideration to applications for grant and loan assistance for improvement of croft houses when the crofter purchases a house site for his own continuing occupation and assigns the croft to a member of his family in anticipation of a bequest or where a crofter is unable to work his croft because of age or infirmity and consequently assigns it to another person again retaining the house for his own occupation.

Yes. Where a crofter acquires the site of a dwelling-house on or pertaining to his croft, grant and loan assistance for the improvement of that house can be made available under section 22(2) of the Crofters (Scotland) Act 1955 for a period of seven years from the date of acquisition.Where such a crofter remains in occupation of that house and assigns the rest of the croft to a member of his family in anticipation of bequest or to an individual where the crofter is aged or infirm and unable to work the croft, sympathetic consideration is given to any application for housing grant and loan assistance submitted by the new crofter.