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Aberdeenshire, East (Financial Aid)

Volume 23: debated on Tuesday 4 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the total of financial aid in the form of grants and loans from his Department which have been received by firms and individuals in the Aberdeenshire, East constituency in the years 1978 to 1981 and to the latest figure available for 1982.

Comprehensive information in the form requested is not available.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list in the Official Report the total financial aid from European Economic Community funds granted to firms and individuals who are domiciled in the Aberdeenshire, East constituency, for the years 1977 to 1981 and to the latest available figures for 1982.

Assistance from the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund—FEOGA—to firms and individuals in the Aberdeenshire, East constituency is as follows:

Under Regulation 17/64276,689
Under Regulation 17/64
Under Regulation 355/77280,056
Under Regulation 17/6411862,776
Under Regulation 355/77144,221
Under Regulation 355/77188,835
Under Regulation 1852/786781,184
Under Regulation 355/774184,658
Under Regulation 1852//787599,655
1982 to date
The United Kingdom received total allocations of £85 million, £75 million, £130 million, £135 million and £141 million from the European social fund for each of the years 1977 to 1981. The bulk of the fund assistance is in respect of national schemes run by the training services division of the Manpower Services Commission and although no specific grants were allocated to Aberdeenshire, East individuals in the constituency are likely to have benefited from the national schemes.There have been no industrial commitments from the European regional development fund in Aberdeenshire, East but, since 1 January 1977, there have been commitments totalling £11,202,392 in respect of infrastructure.While no private sector loans from the European Investment Bank have been granted in Aberdeenshire, East, Grampian regional council received two loans each of £5 million in 1978 and a loan of £5 million in 1980 for water supply, sewerage, sewage disposal and road development schemes, and the North of Scotland Hydro-Electric Board received loans of £25 million in 1978, £15 million in 1979 and £10 million in 1980 to help finance the construction of the Peterhead power station.Funds are also available from the Community for development projects related to energy, but these are negotiated directly with the Commission and my Department has no knowledge of any such grants in Aberdeenshire, East.