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Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what sums have been (a) spent in 1992–93 and (b) committed in 1993–94 by Scottish Homes to (i) the provision of furnished accommodation, (ii) the development and piloting of lead tenancies and (iii) the promotion of the tenant's incentive scheme.

The information is set out in the table:

£ million
Furnished accommodation20·1100·850
Lead tenancies30·043
Grants paid under the tenants incentive scheme1·3361·500
1 Estimated expenditure.
2 1992–93 expenditure covers Scottish Homes' own stock only: estimated expenditure for 1993–94 covers own stock and grants to housing associations.
3 Covers only development costs, not funding of actual units.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of housing associations and housing co-operatives funded by Scottish Homes have agreements whereby local authorities have 50 per cent. nomination rights.

Performance standards for housing associations, issued jointly by Scottish Homes and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations, requires associations and co-operatives to seek nomination arrangements with district councils in whose area they operate but details of individual arrangements are not held centrally.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether (a) research on housing matters and (b) professional postgraduate courses related to housing are funded from the housing or the education budget.

[holding answer 14 June 1993]: The Scottish Office environment department funds research on housing matters; and student support for postgraduate diplomas in housing is shared between the Scottish Office environment department and the Scottish Office education department.