§ Mrs. Fyfe
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much from(a) grants, (b) consent to borrow and (c) capital receipts was spent in 1991–92 and 1992–93 on (i) council housing stock, (ii) owner-occupied stock, (iii) housing associations' stock and (iv) Scottish Homes stock; and how much of these sums, in each category of financial contribution and type of stock, was devoted to eradication of dampness and condensation.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
[holding answer 27 January 1994]: Information in the form requested is not held centrally. Decisions on whether particular expenditure is financed from grants, borrowing, capital receipts or from other revenue is a matter for individual housing authorities. Similarly housing resource allocations are not generally earmarked for specific purposes and it is up to individual housing authorities to decide on the balance of investment in specific areas, including tackling dampness and condensation. Local authorities and Scottish Homes have, however, been asked to give priority to eliminating dampness and condensation in preparing their capital programmes for future years.