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Tied Houses

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what consideration he has given to a policy of exempting owners in small island communities from the requirement to sell tied houses; and if he will make a statement.

Table 1

Unemployment claimants: Scotland (not adjusted for seasonal factors)

1979

1980

1981

1982

1983

1984

1985

1986

1987

January188,016266,290323,735352,757353,641362,196371,117380,446
February188,928268,438319,671347,393351,293357,173367,198372,524
March185,268268,349311,357341,502343,498351,909359,318363,781
April186,254269,857309,579337,301337,429354,710356,676363,456
May181,283266,869303,140326,252331,793347,908351,572346,140
June166,986201,874269,733302,318324,058329,270345,635351,359340,341
July171,653214,415282,495312,704330,507336,667352,262358,988342,845
August171,239220,959290,336316,423328,840336,763350,026358,570336,054
September163,585221,598302,183327,930339,992349,193355,763363,037332,684
October165,292227,407302,362327,045333,425343,110353,311359,236325,462
November166,673235,694303,201329,097333,400343,409351,463360,125321,451
December167,463243,317303,571333,203332,715343,117353,249365,217324,007

The "right to buy" provisions in the Housing (Scotland) Act 1987 do not require owners to sell tied houses. The tenants' choice provisions in the current Housing (Scotland) Bill do not apply to houses exempt from the right to buy.