§ 22. Mr. Lambie
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will institute an inquiry into the workings of the Scottish Special Housing Association following its decision to increase the average rents of its houses by 10 per cent.
§ Mr. Ancram
No. In reaching its decision on rents for the coming year, the Scottish Special Housing Association has taken due account of the deficit subsidy and of the range of rent increases advised by my right hon. Friend in December. The association has also made a balanced judgment of the need to maintain the stock in a satisfactory condition and to balance the revenue account. I can see no grounds for an inquiry on the lines proposed by the hon. Member.