HC Deb 23 July 1996 vol 282 cc239-40W
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what sums from public funds have been given to the Atholl estate in the form of(a) non-agricultural grants and (b) loans since 1979; and if he will make a statement. [36735]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 11 July 1996]: Fully comprehensive information is not held centrally and some information may be commercially sensitive. However, three important areas of support to the estate have come from the Forestry Commission, Scottish Natural Heritage and Historic Scotland. In the case of SNH and Historic Scotland, full information on grant payments is published in their annual reports and is thus available to those who are interested.

investment since 1993; and, in each case, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs created and the average cost to public funds of each of these jobs. [37636]

Mr. Kynoch

[holding answer 18 July 1996]: All our dealings with inward investors are undertaken on a commercially confidential basis and we do not therefore publish details of individual projects except in cases where details of the project have been announced by the company itself. The table contains details of the 10 largest inward investment projects—in terms of planned new jobs—which have been attracted to Scotland since 1 January 1993 and which have been the subject of public announcements: