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Storm Damage Payments

Volume 178: debated on Wednesday 24 October 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which local authorities will benefit from the Bellwin scheme invoked after the severe storms in February of the current year; and by how much.

Claims for special financial assistance under the Bellwin scheme have now been assessed and I can announce that £62,000 in grant will be made available to three authorities which suffered an undue financial burden in responding to the storms and floods of February under the terms of the scheme which I announced on 8 February.The details of grant are:

Highland Regional Council30,761
Inverness District Council13,542
Perth and Kinross District Council18,132
Payments will be issued to these authorities as soon as possible.