§ 79. Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many new houses have been built in the burgh of Oldmeldrum, Aberdeenshire, since 1946; and how this compares with burghs of similar size in Aberdeenshire.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Thirty-two houses, of which 20 are temporary houses, have been built in Old Meldrum since 1946. For Ballater, Ellon and Rosehearty, with similar populations, the figures are 16, 47 and 62. The estimated needs, however, vary considerably and I doubt whether comparison can usefully be made.