asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the estimate of the value of the housing stock in Scotland in April 1986 and of the percentage increase in value since then; what are the comparable rateable values; and what is his estimate of the amount collected in rates on dwellings in the year 1986–87.
Information on the market value of housing stock in Scotland is not held centrally. The total rateable value of domestic subjects in Scotland as at 1 April 1986 was £1,327 million. Information regarding any increase since then is not yet available. The estimated amount collected in rates on domestic subjects in 1986–87 was £527 million.