HC Deb 01 July 1958 vol 590 cc1061-2
28. Mr. John MacLeod

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what grants are being offered to the County Council of Ross and Cromarty; and what work is being carried out under the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act, 1897, for the year 1958–59.

Lord John Hope

No new offers of grant have so far been made this year, but schemes already approved for this County are likely to involve payment of some £25,000 grant in the current year.

Mr. MacLeod

Does the Joint Under-Secretary appreciate that this is a very unsatisfactory state of affairs, and that I propose to raise the matter on Thursday, when I hope I shall have a much more satisfactory reply?

Lord John Hope

I have the engagement noted in my diary.