§ Mr. Macdonald
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what levels of European Economic Community 91W aid and have been available for ship replacement and pier construction undertaken by the Scottish Transport Group in the past five years; and if he will list the specific projects for which such aid has been received, together with the amounts involved in each case.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Since 1 January 1985 assistance from the EEC's European regional development fund for ferry
Year Location Project Award (£) Percentage of cost 1984 Uig/Tarbert/Lochmaddy1 New ferry vessel and conversion of terminals to roll-on/roll-off 3,280,000 40 1985 Tobermory Pier improvements 110,000 50 1985 Gourock Pier improvements 175,000 50 1985 Rothesay Pier improvements 37,000 50 1985 Oban Pier improvements 750,000 50 1985 Largs/Cumbrae, Fishnish/Lochaline Two new ferry vessels 850,000 50 1986 Lochranza/Claonaig New ferry vessel 425,000 50 1987 Lochaline Extension of slipway 43,000 50 1987 Colintraive/Rhubodach New ferry vessel 425,000 50 1987 Oban/Mull/Colonsay New ferry vessel 3,300,000 50 1 Terminals at Uig and Lochmaddy owned by Highland regional council and Western Isles islands council respectively.