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Crofter Housing

Volume 78: debated on Monday 29 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now abandon the policy of refusing grant and loan for crofter housing to single men resident with their parents.

Each application for housing assistance is considered on its merits but assistance is not generally given if the applicant is already satisfactorily housed within working distances of the croft. Assistance will be given, regardless of marital status, if there is a demonstrated need for the provision of a house to enable the croft to be worked.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if will now increase the amount of grant and loan for crofting houses.