§ Dr. Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all specific type grants paid by his Department to local authorities, showing the size of each grant, which were hypothecated to any individual services or where local authorities had to bid for specific grants.
§ Mr. Rifkind
The information based on 1985–86 estimated provision is as follows. All specific type grants to be paid in the current financial year are hypothecated to individual services. All grants require applications from local authorities.133W
Grant Purpose 1985–86 estimate provision £ million In-Service Training of Teachers in Certain Priority Areas To promote the level of in-service training 0.300 Urban Development The acquisition and clearing of land for the redevelopment of areas of war damage, bad layout, obsolete development, etc. 6.000 Town Redevelopment To provide for making of housing overspill agreements between 'exporting' and 'receiving' authorities to be carried out 1.275 Sewerage To provide an incentive for rural schemes 1.600 Public Open Space To assist in the acquisition of land for use as a public open space 0.034 List D Schools To meet about 50 per cent. of the running costs of the two List D schools run by Strathclyde Regional Council 1.200 (ii) Other Grants paid by Central Government Historic Buildings For repair and maintenance 0.142 Historic Buildings For conservation 0.173 Water Supply in Rural Areas For the provision, augmentation and improvement of services for domestic purposes 4.973 Water Supply for Industry For the provision of services for new and expanding industrial development 0.425 Flood Prevention For non-agricultural land 0.165 Countryside Grants Final payment to Strathclyde Regional Council towards the acquisition of land for Strathclyde Park 0.693 Oil and Chemical Pollution Towards the cost of clearing unattributable coastal pollution 0.012 Derelict Land For reclaiming derelict land 0.323 Coast Protection Grants to maritime local authorities as protective works proceeds 0.535 Rate Rebates for Revaluation Relief For rebate of rates on certain properties, the rateable value of which increased more than three times at the 1985 revaluation 47.500 Rate Rebates for Disabled Persons For rebates on rates charged for meeting special needs of a disabled person living at home and for relief of rates on qualifying institutional property 11.000 Rate Rebates in Enterprise Zones In respect of rate income forgone from non-domestic properties in enterprise zones 2.700 Burrell Collection A further payment to assist Glasgow District Council in meeting the costs of providing a building to house the collection 0.300 Home Insulation Scheme For the insulation of roof spaces in houses 2.200 Housing Defects To reinstate defective prefabricated reinforced concrete houses sold by public authorities and to buy back under certain circumstances 0.002 Environmental Improvement To improve the general outlook and amenity of predominantly private residential areas 1.200 Slum Clearance To encourage the clearance of slums with the prospect of rebuilding on the cleared site 3.100 Sites for Travelling People To provide fully equipped official sites for travelling people 1.700 Housing Association Grant For approved housing projects undertaken by Housing Associations registered with the Housing Corporation 9.200 Housing Support Grant To meet the reasonable housing needs of local authority areas 64.178 Provision of Secure Accommodation To allow provision of highly specialised facilities for use on an interauthority basis 0.250
Grant Purpose 1985–86 estimate provision £ million Local Authorities' Careers Services To meet the cost of additional posts and their support; and 50 per cent. contribution by central government towards cost of installing microcomputers in Careers Offices 1.692 Schemes in the Crofter Counties Programme For local highway authorities responsible for roads in the former crafting counties 2.100 Edinburgh Outer City Bypass A further payment in recognition of the importance of the bypass to the National Road Network 2.100 Township Road Programme Towards the cost of constructing or improving roads serving crofting communities 0.350 Industrial Development Towards the cost of constructing new roads essential to industrial development in assisted areas 0.300 Infrastructure To assist and develop public transport in urban areas where road capacity is limited and a large number of passengers have to be carried on public transport services 7.370 Ports Towards the cost, net of any European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grant, of providing or improving terminal facilities for ferries in Highlands and Islands 3.265 Fishery Harbour Improvements Towards maintenance and development of the fishing industry 0.476 Regional Development Towards capital expenditure and on approved projects by local authorities and new town development corporations 1.650 (iii) European Community Payments Water and Sewerage Services For water and sewerage services offset by receipts from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 4.256 Industrial Site Infrastructure For industrial site infrastructure and factory sites and premises offset by receipts from the ERDF 6.001 Certain Steel Closure Areas For the improvement of certain steel closure areas offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.501 Certain Shipbuilding Areas For the improvement of certain shipbuilding areas offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.501 Tourism For tourist infrastructure projects offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.085 Highway Authorities etc For approved roadworks, offset by receipts from the ERDF 16.155 Piers, Harbours and Boatslips For the cost of approved projects offset by receipts from ERDF 1.300 Further Education For the construction costs of approved projects offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.226 Sport and Recreation For construction of sports facilities offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.017 Social Work For the construction of approved projects offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.007 Harbour Projects Harbour construction and improvement offset by receipts from the ERDF 0.225