HC Deb 06 March 1995 vol 256 cc85-6W
Mr. McMaster

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the contribution of capital costs associated with the redevelopment of Houstoun square, Johnstone, by (a) European Community sources, (b) central Government sources, (c) Renfrewshire Enterprise, (d) Strathclyde regional council and (e) Renfrew district council.

Mr. Kynoch

The western Scotland objective 2 programme management committee recently approved ERDF funding of £246,000 towards £491,000 of eligible expenditure on the project. The application indicated that Renfrewshire Enterprise is to contribute £95,000 and that Renfrew district council is to contribute £150,000 towards the ERDF-eligible costs. We understand that Renfrew district council is to contribute a further £50,000 in respect of costs which are not eligible for ERDF support. We are not aware of any proposed contribution by Strathclyde regional council or of any application for central Government support. Decisions on the level of support for this project by Renfrewshire Enterprise and Renfrew district council are entirely for these bodies to make.