§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, for the last year for which figures are available, 339W the total amounts of financial assistance available for the Scottish Development Agency and the Highlands and Islands Development Board, respectively, both absolutely and per head of the insured population for the areas covered.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
The total budgets for 1981–82 for the Scottish Development Agency and the Highlands and Islands Development Board are £111.9 million and £28.0 million, respectively. Statistics are no longer available for the insured population; but using the latest available figures for the total working population of Scotland—as defined in theEmployment Gazette, the combined amounts above represent £62 per head. A comparable separate figure is not available for the Highland Board area.