§ Mr. John Home Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department is spending on advertising council houses for sale.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The amount allotted for paid publicity in connection with all aspects of the Tenants' Rights Etc (Scotland) Act 1980 in the current financial year is £69,000. To date £56,000 has been spent on advertising and the production of an associated leaflet and poster; almost all of that sum can be related to publicity for the right to buy which is conferred by the Act.