§ Mrs. Bain
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list all organisations directly or indirectly responsible to, or financed by, his Department now concerned with industrial development, industrial promotion and derelict land clearance, and the amount of Government finance allocated to each organisation for its work for each year from 1964 to 1974.127W
§ Mr. William Ross:
As regards industrial promotion I would refer the hon. Member to the replies which I gave my hon. Friend the Member for South Ayrshire (Mr. Sillars) on 16th May—[Vol. 873, c. 514.]—last year and my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Maryhill (Mr. Craigen) on 25th June.—[Vol. 875, c.444.]
The Highlands and Islands Development Board and the new town development corporations engage in industrial development as well as promotion and their activities in these fields are covered comprehensively in its annual reports.
Grants to local authorities for clearance of derelict land total as follows:
£ 1963–4 41,217 1964–5 348,364 1965–6 376,818 1966–7 432,316 1967–8 358,090 1968–9 301,881 1969–70 514,866 1970–1 769,149 1971–2 498,720 1972–3 600,994 1973–4 1,343,159