HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c184W
Ms Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the public funding made available to Hopetoun house, Linlithgow, over the last five years; what use was made of those funds: how they were invested; and what interest has accrued on them. [3655]

Mr. Chisholm

Awards under the Historic Buildings Repair Grant scheme to Hopetoun House Preservation Trust over the past 5 years have amounted to £272,400. In addition, Lothian and Edinburgh Enterprise have provided £72,600 towards refurbishments. These sums, paid from programmes for which I am responsible, have contributed towards work which has been satisfactorily completed.

I am also aware that sums of £190,465 and £4,000,000 have been awarded by the European Regional Development Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund respectively.