§ 11. Mr. Lazarowicz
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer regarding fiscal measures to encourage the provision of affordable housing in Scotland. 
§ Mrs. McGuire
My right hon. Friend has discussions from time to time with the Chancellor on a range of matters. The Government look forward to Kate Barker's final report on the issues affecting housing supply and proposals for addressing these constraints. This will be issued shortly and it would he unwise for me to make any comment in advance.