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Urban Programme Areas (Housing Subsidy)

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the housing subsidy figure for the Scottish equivalents of urban programme areas for 1985–86 and 1986–87.

The table lists the amount of housing support grant aid to those housing authorities within whose boundaries there are areas eligible for urban programme assistance.

Housing Support Grant paid
Area1985–86 £ million1986–87 £ million
Roxburgh1·3068·952
Clackmannan
Falkirk
Stirling
Nithsdale
Wigtown0·096
Dunfermline
Kirkcaldy
Aberdeen2·260
Banff and Buchan1·6000·558
Inverness1·5101·034
East Lothian0·023
Edinburgh
Midlothian
West Lothian
Clydebank1·7790·804
Cunninghame
Dumbarton
Glasgow32·67621·891
Hamilton
Inverclyde0·563
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Kyle and Carrick
Monklands0·328
Motherwell
Renfrew
Strathkelvin
Angus
Dundee
Perth and Kinross
Table 2: Local authority tenants in Scotland receiving rent and rate rebates by region
(Thousands)
1984–851985–861986–87
Scottish RegionsRent rebateRate rebateRent rebateRate rebateRent rebateRate rebate
Borders9·88·98·78·79·09·4
Central29·232·128·631·329·632·2
Dumfries and Galloway12·913·012·411·712·611·9
Fife31·434·929·634·433·239·4
Grampian34·034·033·433·334·234·9
Highland13·113·513·413·813·513·9
Lothian60·672·955·865·856·668·0
Strathclyde263·6348·7286·1335·8296·5348·5
Tayside46·750·338·241·738·341·5
Scottish Islands3·23·23·43·23·23·2
Development Corporations68·067·471·4

Note: Figures are derived from local authority claims for housing benefit subsidy. For 1984–85 and 1985–86 they are based on final claims, subject to revision after audit. The 1986–87 figures are based on mid-year claims, and will be subject to revision when final claims are received.