§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for 1975–76 to 1980–81 local authority income by source in a form comparable to table 3 of 'Local Government Financial Statistics England and Wales 1978–79', but distinguishing capital from revenue.
§ Mr. Younger
The information for the years 1975–76 to 1978–79 is shown in the table below. Information in respect of 1979–80 and 1980–81 is not yet available.35W
§ Mr. Younger
the information, grouped by spending programme, is contained in the following table.
Central Government grants to local Authorities other than in the RSG order report 1980–81 (Provisional outturn) £ Agriculture, fisheries, food and forestry Nil Industry, energy, trade and employment Grants to strengthen local authority careers service 7,000 Transport Passenger transport executive: Grants for unremunerative railway passenger services 392,000 Grants for transport research 14,000 Grants for principal roads 3,380,000 Grants for roads under the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act 1897 341,000 Grants for roads under the Local Employment Act 1972 308,000 Grants for infrastructure 3,044,000 Grants for piers and harbours 385,000 Housing Subsidies under the Housing (Financial Provision) (Scotland) Act 1972: slum clearance subsidy 2,233,000 Housing grant 242,831,000 Remanet subsidies (Pre-Housing (Financial Provision) (Scotland) Act 1978) 2,440,000 Environmental improvement grants* 382,000 Rent rebate subsidy 35,524,000 Rent allowance subsidy 2,324,000 Grants for the provision of gypsy sites 97,000 Housing association grants* 5,912,000 Other environmental services Rural water supply grants 3,057,000 Water supply grants (under Local Employment Act 1972) 46,000 Rural sewerage grants 99,000 Sewerage grants (under Local Employment Act 1972) 292,000 Flood prevention grants 83,000 Flood warning grants 10,000 Countryside grants 705,000 Oil and chemical pollution grants 17,000 Derelict land grants 389,000 Coast protection grants 247,000 Urban programme capital grants 1,869,000 Historic buildings grant 150,000 Law, order and protective services Nil Education and science, arts and libraries Grant towards cost of experimental low energy primary school project 30,000 Purchases by local museums 91,571 Scientific etc. purchases by local museums 13,229 Royal Scottish Museum heritage purchases 45,000 Burrell collection (grant towards provision of accommodation) 2,290,650 Health and personal social services Grants for administration of Imported Food (Scotland) Regulations 39,000 * Grants paid to local authorities for onward transmission to housing associations.