HC Deb 26 October 2000 vol 355 cc169-70W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to his answer of 17 July 2000,Official Report, column 58W, on lord-lieutenants, what expenditure was incurred by his Department in support of each lord-lieutenant in the financial year 1999–2000. [134857]

Dr. Reid

Legislative responsibility for lieutenancy matters is reserved. However, lord-lieutenants may claim reimbursement of expenses from the Secretary of Commissions for Scotland. I understand from the Scottish Executive that the expenditure incurred on each lord-lieutenant's expenses in the financial year 1999–2000 was as follows:

Lieutenancy Expenses (£)
Aberdeenshire 4,359
Argyll and Bute 1,153
Ayrshire and Arran 2,545
Banffshire 1,597
Berwickshire 492
Caithness 1,664
Dunbartonshire 2,779
East Lothian 347
Fife 1,277
Inverness 911
Kincardineshire 421
Lanarkshire 49
Midlothian 450
Moray 2,125
Orkney 265
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire 788
Ross and Cromarty
Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale 407
Shetland 1,745
Stewartry of Kirkcudbright 775
Stirling and Falkirk 310
Sutherland 698
Tweeddale 45
Western Isles 2,186
West Lothian
Wigtown 553

The ex-officio lord-lieutenants (Lord Provosts) of the four cities do not claim expenses.

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