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Rent Arrears

Volume 229: debated on Tuesday 27 July 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by local authority the rent arrears owed by local authority tenants for the last year for which figures are available and the total rent owing.

Information on local authority rent arrears accumulated in individual years is not held centrally. The rent arrears outstanding to each local authority at 31 March 1992 is shown in the table. The total rent arrears written off as irrecoverable by local authorities in Scotland during 1992–93 is estimated to have been £6·25 million.

£
Berwickshire39,721
Ettrick and Lauderdale67,482
Roxburgh27,392
Tweeddale23,221
Clackmannan453,115
Falkirk814,783
Stirling1,016,998
Annandale and Eskdale122,911
Nithsdale318,211
Stewartry56,008
Wigtown160,935
Dunfermline559,961
Kirkcaldy746,420
North East Fife131,136
Aberdeen1,476,770
Banff and Buchan292,617
Gordon83,046
Kincardine and Deeside75,562
Moray61,152
Badenoch and Strathspey18,000
Caithness84,606
Inverness115,578
Lochaber81,203
Nairn13,304

£
Ross and Cromarty199,304
Skye and Lochalsh19,935
Sutherland14,157
East Lothian681,815
Edinburgh2,013,333
Midlothian230,960
West Lothian441,324
Argyll and Bute141,923
Bearsden and Milngavie59,935
Clydebank728,694
Clydesdale454,758
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth369,450
Cumnock and Doon Valley354,792
Cunninghame582,078
Dumbarton838,160
East Kilbride47,218
Eastwood31,277
Glasgow12,726,402
Hamilton757,260
Inverclyde930,352
Kilmarnock and Loudoun293,435
Kyle and Carrick611,616
Monklands829,249
Motherwell884,199
Renfrew2,137,488
Strathkelvin614,339
Angus101,368
Dundee1,256,271
Perth and Kinross140,682
Orkney Islands54,573
Shetland Islands156,964
Western Isles332,250
Total35,875,693