§ Mr. Maclennan
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received from Highland regional council about grant-aided expenditure for road maintenance in the highland region; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Stewart
[holding answer 22 February 1994]: The convener and officials of Highland regional council have made representations about this matter. The 1994–95 grant-aided expenditure assessment for road maintenance was allocated to regional and islands authorities in accordance with the methodology agreed with the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities in the distribution committee of the working party on local government finance.