HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c727W
Mr. Welsh

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much central Government paid to Scottish local authorities for the costs of sewerage services in 1993–94, 1994–95 and 1995–96, and if he will break these figures down by authority. [33311]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 11 July 1995]: No Government grant is paid towards the costs of non-domestic sewerage which are fully funded by the non-domestic sewerage rate.

Domestic sewerage is one of the range of local authority services which are supported by aggregate external finance, with the balance being met by the council tax. However, AEF is in general not hypothecated to particular services.

In addition, grant aid towards sewerage services was provided for the three-year period 1991–94 by means of the sewerage improvement grant scheme. The total amount of grant paid through this scheme to the authorities over the three-year period was £130 million and the allocation, by authority for the last year of the grant 1993–94 are given in the table.

Sewerage improvement grant 1993–94
Borders 1,284
Central 3,552
Dumfries and Galloway 2,125
Fife 5,983
Grampian 5,043
Highland 6,000
Lothian 5,628
Strathclyde 15,156
Tayside 6,376
Orkney 2,155
Shetland 1,072
Western Isles 626
Scotland 55,000

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