HC Deb 11 March 1996 vol 273 cc453-4W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what amounts of objective 1 funding has been approved in the Highlands and Islands so far for(a) roads and road transport, (b) airports and air transport, (c) ferries and (d) railways. [19327]

Mr. Kynoch

The information is set out in the table:

Sector Number of projects European Regional Development Award £ million
Roads 32 14.35
Ferries 2 1.75
Airports 1 0.32
Railways 0 0
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