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Council Housing

Volume 19: debated on Friday 12 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the local authorities where the stock of council dwellings represents more than 30 per cent. of the total housing stock.

The information requested is set out in the following table:

Local authority stockTotal housing stockPercentage
Berwickshire2,8488,29634·3
Ettrick and Lauderdale5,00214,18535·3
Roxburgh6,30915,47640·8
Clackmannan9,70917,80254·5
Falkirk34,06053,61563·5
Stirling13,56229,36146·2
Annandale and Eskdale5,23114,20236·8
Nithsdale8,67421,75839·9
Wigtown4,81612,14539·6
Dunfermline23,23747,25249·2
Kirkcaldy26,10158,08244·9
City of Aberdeen37,41983,63844·7
Banff and Buchan12,71431,64140·2
Moray11,04131,92734·6
Caithness4,50010,85241·5
Inverness7,23421,57233·5
Lochaber3,5358,02344·1
Ross and Cromarty6,54618,52235·3
East Lothian16,39131,05552·8
City of Edinburgh55,500181,57430·6
Midlothian13,23529,16345·4
West Lothian22,03849,10644·9
Clydebank11,96819,37461·8
Clydesdale9,64320,52047·0
Cumnock and Doon Valley10,33016,32463·3
Cunninghame23,48352,60044·6
Dumbarton13,31929,43745·2
City of Glasgow176,388298,97459·0
Hamilton23,00637,84360·8
Inverclyde19,59436,24654·0
Kilmarnock and Loudon18,34631,61258·0
Kyle and Carrick18,50243,48542·6
Monklands28,53536,64677·9
Motherwell39,78651,95776·6
Renfrew38,62776,73550·3
Strathkelvin11,02328,53238·6
Angus14,76738,46138·4
City of Dundee41,34675,71854·6
Perth and Kinross16,81249,53733·9
Shetland Islands Area2,6778,44931·7

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the most recent available figures for housing waiting lists for each local authority in Scotland, for each new town, for the Scottish Special Housing Association and for Scotland as a whole.

SSHA general needs houses are normally allocated to persons on the waiting list of the local authority for the area in which the houses are situated. The waiting list for the association's economic expansion-houses consists of 887 category I applicants—manufacturing and oil-related industries—and 1,050 category II applicants—service and construction industries.The new towns waiting lists distinguish between applicants from addresses in Glasgow and others, mainly incoming workers and second generation families already in the new towns. The January 1982 figures—which must be expected to include people who are also on local authority lists—are:

GlasgowElsewhere
Cumbernauld2,860527
East Kilbride5051,420
Glenrothes491,366
Irvine102221
Livingston24723
3,5404,257

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish the following information for each regional council in Scotland (a) expenditure per capita, (b) net debt per capita and (c) staff per thousand, each for the latest available date.

The information is not available centrally in the form requested. Figures of net revenue expenditure per head for rate fund services as well as capital expenditure, debt and population statistics are published annually by the Scottish Branch of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy in "Rating Review", a copy of which is available in the Library. The staffing figures requested are contained in the following table:

Manpower at September 1981 per thousand population
Regional CouncilFull-timePart-time
Borders25·413·6
Central29·213·6
Dumfries and Galloway28·813·8
Fife29·613·4
Grampian28·215·5
Highland32·014·6
Lothian35·816·5
Strathclyde34·411·5
Tayside31·010·9

Notes:

  • 1. The figures shown for Lothian region include staff numbers for police and fire services in the Borders region and those for Highland region staff numbers for police and fire services for the Islands areas.
  • 2. The figures are not directly comparable because of differences in the services provided and of possible variations in the pattern of part-time working.
  • Sources:

  • 1. Joint Manpower Watch Survey-September 1981 Employment Gazette.
  • 2. Census 1981 Scotland (Preliminary Report).
  • asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the local authorities whose budgets for 1982–83 are likely to exceed Government guidelines.

    The information is not available as local authorities have not yet submitted their budget estimates for 1982–83.