§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what funds have been made available for civil defence operations in the event of a nuclear attack in the Dundee and Tayside area in the latest year.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Statutory responsibility for the preparation of detailed civil defence plans in the Dundee and Tayside area rests with Tayside regional council. Local authorities' approved expenditure on civil defence is grant-aided at the rate of 75 per cent., and provisional outturn figures provided by Tayside regional council for 1980–81 indicate that the council spent approximately £90,000 on civil defence planning during that year.