§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what projects have been put forward to the EEC for aid from the Regional Fund for the financial year 1977–78: and what was 647W the total aid received by Scotland from this source in each of the last three years.
§ Mr. Gregor MacKenzie
The Regional Fund operates in terms of calendar years, and during the last three years the total aid in respect of Scottish projects was as follows: 1975, £9.851 million; 1976, £14.607 million; 1977, £13.929 million. This aid covered a wide range of industrial and infrastructure projects. We are currently working on the first batch of applications for 1978.