§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what grants he has made since April 1995 to reduce or stabilise water and sewerage bills in Scotland; what is the estimated annual cost of such grants; and if he will make a statement on the revision for such grants. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
No such grants have been made by my right hon. Friend since April 1995. For the financial year 1996–97, I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 29 November 1995 to my right hon. Friend the Member for Dumfries (Sir H. Monro),Official Report, column 704.