§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish(a) the identity of each care and repair project sponsored by his Department, (b) the total annual revenue budget for each year of such projects, (c) the amount of annual contributions to each of these projects made by (i) the Scottish Office and (ii) local authorities, (d) the identity of individuals or organisations appointed by his Department to evaluate the projects, (e) in each case the cost or estimated or tender costs of such evaluations, and (f) the basis on which the persons or organisations appointed to evaluate the projects were selected.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
The care and repair initiative in Scotland is funded jointly by the Scottish Development Department and Shelter (Scotland) and is managed by Shelter (Scotland). Eight local schemes have been set up under the initiative. Their locations and starting dates are shown in the table:
Location Starting date Skye and Lochalsh October 1987 Aberdeen November 1987 Renfrew November 1987 East Lothian December 1987 Falkirk January 1988 Orkney February 1988 Glasgow March 1988 Clydesdale September 1988
On the basis of information supplied to the Scottish Development Department by Shelter (Scotland) the total annual revenue budgets for the projects and for the national co-ordinator's office were as follows:682W
£ 1987–88 83,400 1988–89 201,000 1989–90 220,400
The Scottish Office's contribution to these budgets was as follows:
1987–88 £ 1988–89 £ 1989–90 £ Skye and Lochalsh 4,000 9,500 14,000 East Lothian 5,000 7,000 13,500 Aberdeen 3,500 8,500 11,500 Renfrew 4,500 8,000 9,000 Falkirk 3,500 8,500 10,000 Orkney 2,000 9,500 10,500 Glasgow Nil 8,000 8,500 Clydesdale Nil 4,000 8,500 National co-ordinator's office 15,000 27,500 24,000 Total 37,500 90,500 109,500
Details of the amounts contributed by individual local authorities are not held centrally by the Scottish Office.
The current evaluation of the initiative has been sponsored jointly by the Scottish Development Department and Scottish Homes. The work is being carried out by the consultants Price Waterhouse, and is being supervised by an evaluation steering group chaired by Professor Duncan MacLennan of the centre for housing research at Glasgow university. The steering group is made up of representatives from the Scottish Development Department, Scottish Homes, Shelter (Scotland), Age Concern Scotland, COSLA and the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. The steering group members were appointed by the care and repair initiative national advisory committee. The evaluation is being carried out at a cost of £101,976, funded equally by the Scottish Development Department and Scottish Homes, and the contract was awarded to Price Waterhouse following competitive tendering.