HC Deb 09 March 1966 vol 725 cc512-4W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on his recent discussions with representative bodies on the proposed exclusion of Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello from the Scottish development area; and what estimate he has made of the effect of such exclusion on potential industrial development there.

Mr. Ross

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply I have given today to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West (Mr. Stodart). As regards the effect of the Government's proposals for Edinburgh on industrial development there, manufacturing firms in Edinburgh, Leith and Portobello will be eligible for the 20 per cent. cash grants for qualifying plant and machinery, and the Government see

Recurrent grant towards H.Q. Administration and training Special Capital Projects Total
£ £ £
Army Cadet Force Association 1,350 1,350
Boys' Brigade 4,370 450 4,820
Boy Scouts' Association 4,290 4,290
British Red Cross Society—Junior Branch 650 650
Children's Special Service Mission 377 377
Church of Scotland Youth Committee 3,270 3,270
Co-operative Union of Youth Clubs 840 840
Duke of Edinburgh's Award 2,100 2,100
Enterprise Youth 150 150
Episcopal Church Youth Committee 875 875
Girl Guides Association 2,500 2,500
Girls' Guildry 1,000 1,000
Girls Life Brigade 175 175
International Voluntary Service 480 480
Scottish Association of Boys' Clubs 6,390 6,390
Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs 5,500 5,500
Scottish Association of Youth Clubs 7,465 7,465
Scottish Girls' Friendly Society 500 500
Scottish Girls' Training Corps 2,340 2,340
Scottish National Council of Y.M.C.A.s 4,235 750 4,985
Scottish Schoolboys' Club 700 700
Scottish Standing Conference of Voluntary Youth Organisations 3,100 3,100
Scottish Youth Hostels Association 10,000 10,000
Sea Cadet Corps 225 225
Y.W.C.A. of Great Britain 5,770 5,770
Y.W.C.A. of Scotland 935 935
59,587 11,200 70,787

All these grants were made under the Further Education (Scotland) Regulations, 1959, with the exception of £2,500 paid from the Vote of the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland to the Scottish Association of Young Farmers' Clubs.

no reason why industry in the area, which has not at any time qualified as a development district, should be adversely affected.