§ Mr. Ingram
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give the number and details of European regional development fund assisted projects within each of the Scottish new towns; and which will be subject to disposal on the dissolution of each of the development corporations.
§ Mr. Stewart
The European regional development fund—ERDF—has assisted or is assisting a range of projects in the Scottish new towns as follows:
Number of projects Eligible expenditure ERDF Grant £ million £ million Cumbernauld Development Corporation 15 12.7 5.8 East Kilbride Development Corporation 8 17.0 7.5 Glenrothes Development Corporation 15 2.6 0.9 Irvine Development Corporation 15 12.5 3.3 Livingston Development Corporation 51 26.4 9.9
Plans for the transfer and disposal of new town assets are currently being formulated in consultation with the development corporations and will take account of the conditions attached to ERDF grants.