HC Deb 02 April 1963 vol 675 cc38-9W
Mr. Dempsey

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications he has received for grants under Section 5 of the Local Employment Act. 1960, since its inception, for Coatbridge, Airdrie, and Lanark County local authorities, respectively; what has been the estimated value of the work involved; and what was the amount of grant given to each local authority.

Mr. Noble

Coatbridge Town Council has submitted five applications, of which four involving work estimated to cost £133,000 have been approved. Grant is payable at the rate of 50 per cent. in each case. The fifth scheme, estimated to cost £15,000, is under consideration.

Neither Airdrie Town Council nor Lanark County Council have made any formal applications for grant, although an inquiry as been made by Airdrie Town Council about which more information is awaited.

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