§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what level of funding was given by the Scottish Office to the Highlands and Islands Development Board in 1985–86, and 1986–87; and what is the proposed level for the financial year 1987–88.
§ Mr. Lang
the information is contained in table 3.16 of the "Government's Expenditure Plans 1987–88 to 1989–90" (Volume II, Cmnd. 56-II).
The HIDB's gross expenditure comprises not only the amounts shown above, but income generated from receipts. The expected level of receipts in 1987–88 will enable the gross expenditure to exceed that in 1986–87 in real terms.