Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for each housing authority in Scotland the amount by which their capital receipts from the sale of council houses exceeded or fell short of the amount estimated by the Government in calculating their section 94 consents in each of the years that capital receipts have been treated as part of the total capital allocation.
The following table lists, for each housing authority in Scotland, the amount by which their total net capital receipts exceeded or fell short of the initial estimate of the amount treated as part of the total HRA block capital allocations for 1982–83, which was the first year of the net allocation system. Income from council house sales is the largest single element of total receipts.
Authority £ million Borders Region Berwickshire +0.179 Ettrick and Lauderdale +0.386 Roxburgh +0.508 Tweeddale -0.025 Central Region Clackmannan +0.493 Falkirk +2.247 Stirling +0.055 Dumfries and Galloway Region Annandale and Eskdale +0.370 Nithsdale +0.336 Stewartry +0.326 Wigtown +0.087 Fife Region Dunfermline +0.202 Kirkcaldy +2.024 North East Fife +1.176 Grampian Region Aberdeen City -4.837 Banff and Buchan +0.506 Gordon +0.366
Authority £ million Kincardine and Deeside +0.452 Moray -0.401 Highland Region Badenoch and Strathspey +0.012 Caithness +0.205 Inverness +0.441 Lochaber +0.130 Nairn +0.221 Ross and Cromarty +0.526 Skye and Lochalsh -0.003 Sutherland +0.086 Lothian East Lothian +1.816 Edinburgh City +1.770 Midlothian +0.761 West Lothian +0.615 Strathclyde Region Argyll and Bute +0.049 Bearsden and Milngavie +0.108 Clydebank +0.337 Clydesdale +0.093 Cumbemauld and Kilsyth -0.028 Cumnock and Doon Valley +0.102 Cunninghame +0.202 Dumbarton -0.002 East Kilbride +0.093 Eastwood +0.302 Glasgow City -0.976 Hamilton +0.584 Inverclyde +0.602 Kilmarnock and Loudoun +0.228 Kyle and Carrick +1.186 Monklands +0.415 Motherwell +0.581 Renfrew +1.425 Strathkelvin -0.428 Tayside Region Angus +0.707 Dundee City +0.850 Perth and Kinross +3.325 Islands Areas Orkney +0.003 Shetland +0.189 Western Isles -0.091
Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for each housing authority in Scotland the number of applicants to purchase their homes under the Tenants' Rights Etc. (Scotland) Act who have not received their offer to sell within the statutory two months; and if he will also list the average time each authority is currently taking to complete a sale.
Information about the number of applicants who have not received an offer to sell within the statutory time limit of two months is not at present available. The information contained in the statistical returns submitted to my Department by local authorities enables me to assess, with reasonable accuracy, authorities in which there is a significant number of cases where an offer to sell is overdue; it does not, however, enable me to calculate with any precision the actual number of cases in which an offer to sell is overdue. Statistical returns are, however, currently being revised to include in future details of the number of cases in each area in which an offer to sell is overdue. This information should be available as from the first quarter of 1984.231W
The following table gives details of the approximate average time taken by authorities to process sales completed during the last quarter for which information is available.
Authority Months Borders Region Berwickshire (7)2 Ettrick and Lauderdale 7 Roxburgh 6 Tweeddale 6 Central Region Clackmannan 6 Falkirk 15 Stirling 21 Dumfries and Galloway Region Annandale and Eskdale 8 Nithsdale (4)6 Stewart ry 4 Wigtown 6 Fife Region Dunfermline 10 Kirkcaldy 10 North East Fife 8 Grampian Region Aberdeen City 23 Banff and Buchan 15 Gordon 13 Kincardine and Deeside 4 Moray 7 Highland Region Badenoch and Strathspey (4)6 Caithness 4 Inverness 8 Lochaber 10 Nairn (9)4 Ross and Cromarty 8 Skye and Lochalsh (2)2 Sutherland 6 Lothian East Lothian 7 Edinburgh City 14 Midlothian 19 West Lothian 9 Strathclyde Region Argyll and Bute 14 Bearsden and Milngavie (5)7 Clydebank 20 Clydesdale (9)8 Cumbernauld and Kilsyth 7 Cumnock and Doon Valley (3)7 Cunninghame 7 Dumbarton 15 East Kilbride 4 Eastwood 7 Glasgow City 11 Hamilton 11 Inverclyde 6 Kilmamock and Loudoun 7 Kyle and Carrick 6 Monklands 18 Motherwell 9 Renfrew 14 Strathkelvin 8 Tayside Region Angus 8 Dundee City 12 Perth and Kinross 6
Authority Months Islands Areas Orkney 6 Shetland 12 Western Isles 16
Note: Where the number of completed sales in the quarter was less than 10, the actual number is shown in brackets beside the average processing time.