§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much funding the Scottish Development Agency has received (a) in total and (b) annually since 1979; and what has been the change in real terms in the amount of money they are expected to receive in 1984–85 and the amount they received in 1979–80.
§ Mr. Allan Stewart
Since 1979 the Scottish Development Agency has received Government funding as follows:
£ million 1979–80 64.9 1980–81 79.9 1981–82 76.4 1982–83 101.5 1983–84 89.7 *1984–84 99.4 Total 511.8 * Supply estimate.
Adjusting for general inflation as measured by the GDP deflator at 1982–83 market prices, the agency's supply estimate provision for 1984–85 amounts to £90.7 million as compared with the similarly adjusted 1979–80 figure of £90.2 million.