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Travelling People

Volume 128: debated on Wednesday 2 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sites have been established for travelling people in Scotland in the last five years; and what are their locations.

Seven permanent sites and one temporary site. These are located as follows:

Local authority DistrictSite
Permanent Sites
Argyll and ButeDunchologan, Lochgilphead
ClackmannanWesthaugh, Alva
EdinburghDuddingston, Edinburgh
FalkirkRedding, Falkirk
GlasgowCarmyle, Glasgow
HamiltonSwinhill, Larkhall
InvernessLongman, Inverness
Temporary Site
StirlingCraigforth, Stirling

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the amount of Government expenditure on sites for travelling people in Scotland in each of the last five years; which local authorities were in receipt of Government funds for that purpose; and how much they each received.

The information is set out in the tables:

Expenditure on sites for travelling people 1982–83 to 1986–87
Local authorities in receipt of grant 1982–83 to 1986–87
Local authorityAmount received
Grampian Region256,870
Perth and Kinross District287,900
Strathclyde Region13,440
Kirkcaldy District7,956
Lothian Region466,187
Central Region255,707
Falkirk District261,224
Cunninghame District108,299