§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total exceptional expenditure incurred in terms of Scottish Development Department circular 18–1978 by local authorities in each year since the circular was issued; and if he will give a breakdown of the total in terms of expenditure incurred for each year in connection with (a) snow clearance, (b) damage to housing and (c)damage to roads.365W
§ Mr. Younger
The amounts accepted by my Department as additional emergency expenditure were as follows:
1977–78 1978–79 £000 Snow clearance 1,465 3,114 Damage housing — —
1977–78 1978–79 £000 Damage to roads and bridges 2,494 1,381 other 244 7 4,203 4,502
In the milder winters of 1979–80 and 1980–81, on exceptional expenditure was incurred.