§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give a breakdown of the numbers of council house sales to sitting tenants in 1980, 1981 and 1982 according to the level of the percentage discount given to the buyers, either on a national basis, or using the findings of his Department's study of council houses in three local authorities.
§ Mr. Ancram
The information which is as follows refers to all sales to sitting tenants reported by local housing authorities:
Percentage discount 1980 1981 1982 Less than 20 per cent. 7 19 39 20–24 per cent. 1 14 14 25–29 per cent. 3 24 29 30–34 per cent. 167 252 450 35–39 per cent. 325 953 1,542 40–44 per cent. 500 1,341 2,250 45–49 per cent. 479 1,229 1,970 Maximum discount (50 per cent.) 1,120 3,044 4,373 Not known 15 — — Total 2,617 6,876 10,667
§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total amount of capital receipts attributable to the sale of houses by local authorities for the financial year 1981–82 and 1982–83, and the anticipated amount of capital receipts for 1983–84.436W
they consider or suspect to be addicted to certain controlled drugs. Under the regulations a person shall be regarded as an addict if he has a result of repeated administration become so dependent upon a drug that he has an overpowering desire for the administration of it to be continued.
The number of addicts formally notified does not, of course, represent the total number of those abusing drugs. It is considered, however, that the volume of notifications adequately reflects trends which are taking place in drug usage and addiction.