HC Deb 11 June 1969 vol 784 cc1443-4
20. Mr. Tom McMillan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much public money was spent last year on historic buildings; and how this compares with the amount spent in the years 1963 and 1964.

Dr. Mabon

Expenditure on grants recommended by the Historic Buildings Council for Scotland was £82,500 in the financial year 1968–69; and £36,900 in 1962–63, £27,000 in 1963–64 and £33,800 in 1964–65.

Mr. McMillan

Is my hon. Friend aware that people in Scotland know the economic difficulties and will appreciate the figures which he has given?

Dr. Mabon

I am obliged for what my hon. Friend has said. We recognise the immense heritage in these buildings.