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Sheltered Housing

Volume 175: debated on Tuesday 3 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will provide extra funds to local authorities to enable them to build more sheltered housing complexes; and if he will make a statement.

[holding answer 2 July 1990]: Resources for housing capital expenditure in 1990–91 were allocated to local authorities in March on the basis of their relative housing needs and with reference to their capital programmes and housing plans. It is for local authorities to determine their own priorities for use of these allocations in the light of local circumstances, including the need for sheltered housing projects if this is seen as a priority in their area.