§ 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, 39W 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.