Mr. Edward M. Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what reductions have been proposed to him by Scottish local authorities in their educational, cultural and roads capital programmes, in the light of the recently announced restrictions; and what is the total value of capital projects which are being postponed.
§ Mr. Millan
The total value of projects which local authorities have so far reported their intention to defer is £14 million on education (social and recreational projects), £0.4 million on cultural projects, and £30 million on roads. The effect on investment programmes during the next two years cannot be accurately estimated from the information supplied.