HC Deb 03 March 1969 vol 779 cc28-9W
78. Earl of Dalkeith

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much public money has been received in Scotland under development area schemes each year since 1960; what has been the net increase in the number of persons in employment each year, excluding central and local government non-industrial civil servants; and how much per capita of the additional numbers in employment the annual receipts represent.

Mr. Ross

Expenditure under the main development area schemes in Scotland between 1960 and 1968 is as shown below; figures for employment are not available in the form requested; on the question of theper capita cost of development area assistance, I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave to the hon. Member for Dumfries (Mr. Monro) on 22nd January, 1969.—[Vol. 776, c. 114.]

Financial years 1st April–31st March Local Employment Act Assistance (Sections 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7) SET Premium R.E.P. Investment Grant
1960–61 3.9m.
1961–62 18.5m.
1962–63 14.6m.
1963–64 8.2m.
1964–65 9.8m.
1965–66 12.0m.
1966–67 21.7m.
1967–68 16.8m. 10.6m. 12.9‡ 40.9m.*


1. No figures are available of the value of free depreciation and investment allowances available in development districts in Scotland which the Investment Grant replaces.

2. The figure for Investment Grant represents the total cost in the development area and not simply the differential development area element.

* All of Scotland £43.8m.

† Grants on expenditure on ships not included.

‡Payments from October, 1967. Anticipated full year £40m.