HC Deb 27 November 1963 vol 685 c66W
50. Mr. McInnes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the capital cost to the local authorities concerned of the works mentioned in the recent White Paper on Central Scotland; and what additional financial assistance in the carrying out of these works will be given by Her Majesty's Government.

Mr. Noble

The total public service investment in Central Scotland referred to in paragraph 143 of the White Paper is estimated at £130 million for 1963–64 and £140 million for 1964–65. The share to be met directly by the Government and public bodies is estimated at £35 million and £40 million, respectively. The balance of £95 million and £100 million, which includes their existing programmes, will be met by local authorities with assistance from the Exchequer through the normal grant and subsidy machinery.