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Crofters (Grants)

Volume 951: debated on Tuesday 13 June 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to announce the results of his review of the maximum levels of grant and loan assistance available from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland under the Crofters, &c., Building Grants and Loans Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

I have now completed the review and I propose to increase the levels of assistance as indicated in the table below.

The maximum grant for house improvements under this scheme remains at £750, but the complementary local authority house improvement grant, which is also available to crofters, was recently increased to the new maximum of £2,750. These new levels of assistance will be available from today to new applicants as well as to any existing applicants who have not yet started work.