HC Deb 03 May 1968 vol 763 c245W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total amount of Government grants to individuals or individual firms and companies in Scotland to aid tourism in each of the past five years to the most convenient date.

Mr. Diamond

Grants offered by the Highlands and Islands Development Board and by the Board of Trade in the five years ending March, 1968, totalled approximately £2.7 million. Most of the assistance went towards the cost of providing more or improved accommodation. Details are given below.

H.I.D.B.* Board of Trade
1963–64 13
1964–65 508
1965–66 1 381
1966–67 111 765
1967–68 264 651
Total 375 2,318
* Grants offered by the H.I.D.B. for tourism projects, since it was set up in December, 1965.
† Building grants offered under the Local Employment Acts for hotel, catering, sport and other recreational projects.