HC Deb 09 February 1982 vol 17 cc364-6W
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.

Mr. Younger

The amounts accepted by my Department as additional emergency expenditure were as follows:

1977–78 1978–79
Snow clearance 1,465 3,114
Damage housing
1977–78 1978–79
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.