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Volume 82: debated on Monday 1 July 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration his Department has given to the problems of multi-occupancy; and what discussions his Department has had with Glasgow district council over legislative measures to control the sub-division of flats.

Matters concerning houses in multiple occupation receive on-going consideration by the Scottish Development Department. My officials are currently considering proposals for a registration scheme for houses in multiple occupation, submitted informally by Glasgow district council. In its final form, the registration scheme will require the approval of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State under section 100 of the Housing (Scotland) Act 1966.