§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing(a) the number of owner-occupiers whose homes were repossessed, (b) the number of owner-occupiers whose mortgages were six to 12 months in arrears and (c) the number of owner-occupiers whose mortgages were over 12 months in arrears for each year since 1979.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
This information is available only for building society loans, for the United Kingdom as a whole. The most recent figures were published by the Council of Mortgage Lenders in the 9 September issue of its newsletter "Mortgage Finance Monthly", a copy of which is in the Library.