HC Deb 19 February 1982 vol 18 c250W
Mr. Foster

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will publish the allocation of urban aid funds for Scotland and express that figure as a percentage of the total for the United Kingdom;

(2) if he will publish the allocation of inner city partnership and programme area funds in Scotland and express this as a percentage of the United Kingdom total.

Mr. Rifkind

Funds allocated to the urban programme in Scotland are £26.3 million for 1981–82 and £32–8 million for 1982–83. In each year the figures represent 10 per cent. of total urban programme expenditure in Great Britain. Comparison between different parts of Great Britain ought, however, to take account of the different Scottish arrangements in this field. There are no partnership or programme authorities in Scotland. My right hon. Friend's main specific priority has been the Glasgow eastern area renewal scheme, where the resources committed are not primarily urban programme resources and the Scottish Development Agency has a distinctive role.

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