§ Mr. Robertson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the Scottish projects now subject to assistance by grant or low-interest rate loans from EEC sources; and if he will show the value of EEC aid against each project.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the grants and loans which have been agreed by the EEC institutions for projects in Scotland.256W
§ Mr. William Ross
In addition to the information given in my reply to the hon. Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Sproat) on 26th November—[Vol. 882, c.138]—the following projects have been assisted as shown:
(1) The £1,910,227 allocated from the 1973 Budget for the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund is in the form of grant and will be allocated as follows:
Assistance Project £ Construction of a fishing vessel to be based at Whalsay 25,956 Construction of eight fishing vessels to be based at Peterhead 305,701 Construction of a fishing vessel to be based at Fraserburgh 62,521 Construction of a Cheddar cheese-making factory at Sorbie 168,888 Construction of a cheese-making and milk products factory at Lockerbie 477,829 Construction of a processing complex for cheese and allied dairy products at Inverness 12,770 Installation of cheese manufacturing plant and construction of cheese and powder store in a creamery at Stranraer 102,133 Construction of a vegetable processing factory at Eyemouth 105,846 Construction of new building and plant for the production of par- fried French potatoes at Bo'ness 170,125 Construction of a central grain drying, cleaning and storage plant at Coupar Angus 33,024 Widening and deepening of the River Leet and Lamden Burn water course together with allied field drainage work in Berwickshire 31,643 Reorganisation and improvement of production conditions on a group of farms at Ayton, Ber wickshire 39,411 Improvement of land, construction of farm roads, planting of shelter belts and various con struction works on farms in North Argyll 374,380 1,910,227
(2) Of the £14.8 million ECSC loan for Ravenscraig, £3 million was at the ECSC's low rate of interest.