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Highland Craftpoint

Volume 22: debated on Monday 19 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the Highlands and Islands Development Board contribution to Highland Craftpoint in the year ended 31 March 1982; and on what basis this and previous contributions have been made in terms of the formal arrangements anent financial assistance which came into effect in 1978.

The Highlands and Islands Development Board provided grant amounting to £228,000 towards Highland Craftpoint Limited's operating costs in the year ended 31 March 1982. This grant assistance was given in accordance with the agreement dated July 1978 under which the board and the Scottish Development Agency—in the proportion of two-thirds and one-third, respectively—meet the annual operating costs of the centre after account is taken of the income earned by the company from trading, fees, charges and other sources.