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Mr. Peter Lloyd : The investigation was carried out between November 1991 and May 1992.

Mr. Livingstone : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 17 December, Official Report, columns 947-48, who repaid the money to the Foundation for Business Responsibilities following the Charity Commission's investigation.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : Michael Ivens repaid the money to the foundation.

Mr. Livingstone : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 17 December, Official Report , columns 947-48 , what considerations underlay the Charity Commission's decision not to interview the donors to the Foundation for Business Responsibilties ; and which of the foundation's trustees were interviewed during the Charity Commission's investigations.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : It was not necessary for the purposes of the investigation to interview the donors to the Foundation for Business Responsibilities.

Sir Nigel Mobbs, chairman of the trustees, was interviewed during the investigation.

Mr. Livingstone : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 17 December, Official Report , columns 947-48 , how many companies and individuals made donations to the Foundation for Business Responsibilities during 1989 and 1990.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : Charities are not required to identify donors or donations in their accounts and these details are not separately identified in the published accounts of the Foundation for Business Responsibilities.

Mr. Livingstone : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 17 December,


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Official Report , columns 947-48 , who has been the director of the Foundation for Business Responsibilities following Michael Ivens' resignation.

Mr. Peter Lloyd : There has been no director of the Foundation for Business Responsibilities since the resignation of Mr. Ivens. Any further appointment is a matter for the trustees.

Deportation

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which destinations are considered to pose a greater risk to a police officer's safety than to that of the employees of private companies when escorting detainees ; and what criteria are used in arriving at these decisions.

Mr. Charles Wardle : There is no comprehensive list of such destinations and the position may change from time to time. Assessments are made on the basis of all relevant information available to my Department and to the police.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will extend the planned use of standard request forms to private security firms as well as to police in requests for assistance in deportation cases.

Mr. Charles Wardle : Yes.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account the Home Office and police review of removal procedures in immigration cases took of the standard of training carried out by private contractors before concluding that the use of a private contractor is undesirable where there is a known propensity to violence on the part of the detainee ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Charles Wardle : The conclusion was based on considerations related to the powers and resources of the police rather than the standard of training provided by private contractors.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the improvements in training of police officers involved in escorting deportees announced in the recent Home Office/police review will be extended to the employees of private security firms involved in this work.

Mr. Charles Wardle : The companies which provide escorts are selected carefully, and their staff are expected to be fully trained. In considering the adequacy of that training the immigration service will take full account of the Home Office/police review of removal procedures.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which other European countries use (a) gags, (b) handcuffs, (c) bodybelts, (d) arm restraints and (e) leg restraints during deportations ; and what discussions he has had with Ministers of other EC countries about the use of such restraints.

Mr. Charles Wardle : It would not be possible to provide this information without detailed inquiries of other European countries. I have had no discussions with Ministers of other European Union countries about the use of restraints.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in what proportion of escorted deportations carried out by private security firms restraining equipment is used ;


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(2) in how many cases where deportees were escorted any sort of restraint was used in the last year for which figures are available ; and what proportion of the total number of escorted deportations this represents.

Mr. Charles Wardle : Information in the form requested is not collected centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Available information on the use of restraints by the police relates to the Metropolitan police deportation group. I understand that during the period January 1992 to July 1993, 139 escorts abroad were undertaken by officers from the group, and that restraints were used in 37 of these cases.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to compensate deportees or their families who have been injured by the use of a gag during attempted deportation.

Mr. Charles Wardle : If it were established that the Home Department had been responsible for any injury, my right hon. and learned Friend would consider any claim for compensation.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what independent element there was in the joint immigration and nationality department/Metropolitan police review of deportations.

Mr. Charles Wardle : The review was conducted by senior immigration and nationality department officials and senior officers of the Metropolitan police. A representative of the Association of Chief Police Officers was also involved. There was no independent element, but the fact that the review was being conducted was made known publicly. It was open to anyone to comment on the issues involved and comments on the review's conclusions would still be welcome.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment the joint Home Office and police review made of same day removals in deportation cases ; and if he will now make it his policy not to carry out such removals.

Mr. Charles Wardle : The review concluded that removal direct from the home to the airport can raise the overall level of anxiety in what is already a difficult process. Whilst the review did not rule out "same day" removals altogether, it concluded that there should be a strong presumption against them, and that they should occur only in highly exceptional circumstances and with the authority of a senior member of the immigration service.

As he made clear in answer to my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Burton (Sir I. Lawrence) on 12 January, columns 212-13, my right hon. and learned Friend has accepted the recommendations in the review as a sensible basis for continued co-operation between the police and the immigration service in this sensitive area.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the standard request form for police assistance in deportations to be ready ; and what elements it will contain.

Mr. Charles Wardle : As recommended in the joint review of removal procedures in immigration cases, it is intended to provide the police with all information relevant


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to them for planning purposes. The precise format has not yet been settled but is likely to include a brief case summary of the immigration history including the reason for removal ; a reference to any known propensity to violence ; any relevant medical history of which the immigration service is aware ; and details of family members or others who may be expected to be on the premises. It is not yet possible to say precisely when the new arrangements will be introduced, but work is already in hand.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much notice immigration officers give to police divisions that they require police assistance in deporting someone.

Mr. Charles Wardle : Normally, a minimum of 24 hours' notice.

Criminal Injuries Compensation

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to publish the detailed rules and supporting guidance for claimants of the new scheme proposed in the White Paper "Compensating Victims of Violent Crime".

Mr. Maclean : We hope to be able to publish the detailed rules and supporting guidance by early March.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nominations he has received for the proposed criminal injuries compensation appeals panel ; and which organisations have made these nominations.

Mr. Maclean : To date, 85 nominations have been received. Fifteen of these have been made by friends or associates of the nominee or by the nominees themselves. The remainder have come from the Trades Union Congress, the Cabinet Office--Office of Public Service and Science--and the Department of Health.

Mrs. Roche : To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the 1993 annual report of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board will be published.

Mr. Maclean : I understand that publication of the board's 29th annual report has been delayed as a result of


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a query raised by the board's auditors in connection with final approval of the financial accounts for 1992-93. The report will be published as soon as the auditors provide the necessary certification.

NORTHERN IRELAND

Abortion

Ms Primarolo : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he received the report on abortion law from the Standing Commission on Human Rights in Northern Ireland ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ancram : My right hon. Friend received the 18th annual report of the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights on 24 May 1993. The report includes a paper on Northern Ireland abortion law, which was subsequently published by the commission for consultation which ended on 1 December. The commission is considering the replies.

Ms Primarolo : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions in each of the last five years an abortion ruled to be legal has not been performed because no doctor was available to carry out the operation ; and if he will set out the circumstances of each case ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Ancram : I am aware of one such case in which an application by "K", a minor, was heard by Mr. Justice Sheil in the High Court in October 1993. If she so wishes, the hon. Member may apply for details of the case to the family division of the High Court of Justice in Northern Ireland.

Civil Servants

Mr. William Ross : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many civil servants, by Department, are employed in each council area in Northern Ireland ; and what is his estimate of total salaries paid in respect of those employees in each council area.

Sir John Wheeler : The information requested in respect of civil servants employed by the Northern Ireland Office and the Northern Ireland Departments is as follows :


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Employees by Department in Council areas                                                                                                                 

District council |DFP             |DED             |DOE             |DHSS            |DANI            |DENI            |NIO                              

                                                                                                                       |(including                       

                                                                                                                       |PANI)                            

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Antrim           |-               |24              |146             |100             |190             |-               |31                               

Ards             |-               |15              |126             |59              |51              |-               |54                               

Armagh           |-               |19              |214             |66              |232             |-               |76                               

Ballymena        |20              |78              |501             |78              |136             |-               |46                               

Ballymoney       |-               |9               |58              |53              |9               |-               |17                               

Banbridge        |-               |21              |75              |51              |10              |-               |26                               

Belfast          |1,122           |1,621           |4,188           |5,070           |1,812           |-               |2,475                            

Carrickfergus    |18              |14              |72              |53              |-               |-               |99                               

Castlereagh      |-               |96              |27              |-               |36              |-               |430                              

Coleraine        |17              |20              |532             |96              |181             |-               |47                               

Cookstown        |11              |9               |104             |45              |171             |-               |22                               

Craigavon        |32              |75              |563             |147             |51              |-               |87                               

Down             |-               |25              |452             |116             |102             |-               |39                               

Dungannon        |-               |19              |139             |85              |141             |-               |35                               

Fermanagh        |11              |48              |292             |87              |233             |-               |77                               

Larne            |-               |11              |66              |58              |49              |-               |17                               

Limavady         |-               |10              |72              |53              |48              |-               |40                               

Lisburn          |37              |172             |233             |85              |58              |-               |95                               

Derry City       |63              |127             |414             |593             |24              |110             |86                               

Magherafelt      |-               |15              |89              |71              |21              |-               |18                               

Moyle            |-               |-               |47              |-               |33              |-               |1                                

Newry and Mourne |-               |77              |237             |175             |72              |-               |35                               

Newtownabbey     |-               |142             |74              |82              |17              |-               |26                               

North Down       |29              |16              |138             |74              |-               |510             |58                               

Omagh            |13              |53              |408             |85              |219             |-               |44                               

Strabane         |-               |13              |81              |72              |43              |-               |19                               


District Council |Estimated total                  

                 |salaries (£)                     

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Antrim           |7,126,390                        

Ards             |4,176,401                        

Armagh           |8,232,233                        

Ballymena        |12,748,861                       

Ballymoney       |1,907,594                        

Banbridge        |2,278,365                        

Belfast          |222,160,030                      

Carrickfergus    |3,418,744                        

Castlereagh      |8,349,002                        

Coleraine        |12,700,635                       

Cookstown        |5,252,903                        

Craigavon        |14,254,904                       

Down             |10,075,777                       

Dungannon        |6,256,413                        

Fermanagh        |10,372,301                       

Larne            |2,730,642                        

Limavady         |2,756,806                        

Lisburn          |12,204,910                       

Derry City       |12,913,559                       

Magherafelt      |2,787,368                        

Moyle            |1,050,692                        

Newry and Mourne |8,287,133                        

Newtownabbey     |7,086,151                        

North Down       |13,880,000                       

Omagh            |12,437,926                       

Strabane         |2,906,877                        

Mr. William Ross : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the number of civil service jobs (a) created and (b) transferred to each location within Northern Ireland and to Northern Ireland from elsewhere in the United Kingdom ; and if he will show for each such movement the location from which they were moved and the type of employment and grades of civil servants involved and the cost of the movement in payments to personnel and for buildings, equipment and furnishings.

Sir John Wheeler : The number of jobs created and detailed information on the movement of civil service jobs could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the number of civil service jobs in the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments transferred within Northern Ireland since 1990 were as follows :


                    |Number             |From               |To                                     

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1990                |-                  |-                  |-                                      

1991                |664                |Stormont           |Belfast city centre                    

                    |18                 |Belfast            |Londonderry                            

                    |24                 |Hydebank           |Belfast city centre                    

1992                |-                  |-                  |-                                      

1993                |62                 |Stormont           |Londonderry                            

                    |98                 |Bangor             |Londonderry                            

                    |364                |Stormont           |Belfast city centre                    

                    |11                 |Coleraine          |Belfast                                

                    |13                 |Antrim             |Belfast                                

Although no jobs in the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments were transferred to Northern Ireland from elsewhere in the United Kingdom, the following new jobs were attracted to Northern Ireland from Great Britain :

580 social security benefit processing jobs to deal with claims from areas of central London have been created in a Belfast benefit centre since June 1990 ;

211 jobs relating to accounting work on encashed books were created at a paid order unit in Lisahally, County Londonderry in 1991. This work was formerly carried out by the Post Office on the mainland ; and

455 jobs have been created in Belfast since 1993 to assess, collect and enforce child maintenance on behalf of the Great Britain Child Support Agency.

Civil Service (Performance Pay)

Mr. Peter Robinson : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what evidence he has as to the extent to which

performance-related pay policy in the Northern Ireland civil service is achieving its objectives.

Sir John Wheeler : The present scheme has been in existence for less than two years and the extent to which performance related pay policy in the Northern Ireland civil service is achieving its objectives has not yet been subject to formal review.

Mr. Peter Robinson : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will set out the breakdowns of numbers and percentages for the years 1991-92 and 1992-93 of the overall performance appraisal ratings for non-industrial staff in the Department of Finance and Personnel ; and whether this breakdown is consistent with the original predictions.

Sir John Wheeler : When the present performance appraisal system was introduced, no predictions were made as to the anticipated performance levels of staff.

The annual statistics on performance appraisal ratings are as follows :


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Performance Markings                                                                                                                     

Grade                                |Total    |Box 1    |Per cent.|Box 2    |Per cent.|Box 3    |Per cent.|Box 4/5  |Per cent.          

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Analysis of year ending 31 December 1991                                                                                                 

Grade 5 and Analogous                |21       |1        |4.8      |17       |80.9     |3        |14.3     |-        |-                  

Grade 6 and Analogous                |46       |6        |13.0     |31       |67.4     |8        |17.4     |1        |2.2                

Grade 7 and Analogous                |91       |12       |13.2     |65       |71.4     |14       |15.4     |-        |-                  

Deputy Principal and Analogous       |173      |19       |11.0     |101      |58.4     |52       |30.1     |1        |0.5                

Staff Office and Analogous           |169      |15       |8.9      |100      |59.2     |53       |31.3     |1        |0.6                

Executive Officer and Analogous      |128      |15       |11.7     |71       |55.5     |41       |32.0     |1        |0.8                

Executive Office II and Analogous    |111      |12       |10.8     |53       |47.8     |44       |39.6     |2        |1.8                

Administrative Officer and Analogous |339      |41       |12.1     |213      |62.8     |82       |24.2     |3        |0.9                

Administrative Assistant             |122      |9        |7.4      |66       |54.1     |45       |36.9     |2        |1.6                

                                     |---      |--       |--       |--       |--       |--       |--       |--       |--                 

Total                                |1,200    |130      |10.8     |717      |59.8     |342      |28.5     |11       |0.9                

                                                                                                                                         

Analysis of year ending 31 December 1992                                                                                                 

Grade 5 and Analogous                |26       |5        |19.2     |20       |76.9     |1        |3.9      |-        |-                  

Grade 6 and Analogous                |36       |4        |11.1     |25       |69.4     |7        |19.5     |-        |-                  

Grade 7 and Analogous                |94       |13       |13.8     |63       |67.0     |18       |19.2     |-        |-                  

Deputy Principal and Analogous       |178      |21       |11.8     |108      |60.7     |47       |26.4     |2        |1.1                

Staff Office and Analogous           |181      |26       |14.4     |108      |59.6     |45       |24.9     |2        |1.1                

Executive officer and Analogous      |104      |14       |13.5     |65       |62.5     |25       |24.0     |-        |-                  

Executive Office II and Analogous    |96       |13       |13.5     |53       |55.2     |29       |30.2     |1        |1.1                

Administrative Officer and Analogous |285      |45       |15.8     |178      |62.4     |60       |21.1     |2        |0.1                

Administrative Assistant             |124      |11       |8.9      |68       |54.8     |45       |36.3     |-        |-                  

                                     |---      |--       |--       |--       |--       |--       |--       |--       |--                 

Total                                |1,124    |152      |13.5     |688      |61.2     |277      |24.7     |7        |0.1                

Special Advisers

Mr. Matthew Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which special advisers in his Department are seconded from other organisations ; and what are the organisations and the lengths and terms of the secondments.

Sir John Wheeler : None.

Cardiac Operations

Mr. McGrady : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many private cardiac operations were carried out in the period from 1 April 1992 to 31 March 1993 and 1 April 1993 to 31 May 1993 in each of the health and social services boards ;

(2) how many NHS cardiac operations were carried out in the period from 1 April 1992 to 31 March 1993 and 1 April 1993 to 31 May 1993 in each of the health and social services boards.

Mr. Ancram : The provisional number of finished consultant episodes in the cardiac surgery specialty for HPSS and private patients are as follows :


                               Finished               

                               consultant             

                               episodes               

                              |HPSS   |Private        

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1 April 1992 to 31 March 1993 |798    |95             

1 April 1993 to 31 May 1993   |113    |14             

Cardiac surgery in Northern Ireland is only available at the Royal Victoria hospital.

Most cases in the cardiac surgery specialty will have had only one operation, but information on the total number of operations is not available.

Statutory Sick Pay

Mr. Ingram : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his answer of 17 January, Official Report, column 404, what are the additional costs, net of any reduction in employer's national insurance contributions, to his departmental budget for the financial year 1994-95 of the changes in statutory sick pay provision.

Sir John Wheeler : Approximately £2 million.


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Strip Searches

Ms Corston : To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what purpose strip searches are carried out in prison institutions in Northern Ireland.

Sir John Wheeler : As elsewhere in the United Kingdom, strip searches of male prisoners in Northern Ireland are not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the policy operated in Northern Ireland is broadly in line with that in the rest of the United Kingdom.

Owing to the small number of female prisoners, the statistics are readily available. During the period 1 January 1989 to 9 January 1994, 1,992 full searches were carried out on female prisoners. This figure is due to the diverse status of the prisoners held at Her Majesty's prison, Maghabery and their associated movements to and from the prison.

Full strip searches of female prisoners are generally restricted to prisoners re-entering the prison and are not routinely carried out as part of cell searches.

WALES

Consultancies

Ms Abbott : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the (a) accountancy firms and (b) merchant banks to which his Department awarded private consultancy work in 1992 and 1993, together with a list of the consultancies concerned and the amount paid.

Mr. Redwood : In the calendar years 1992 and 1993 the Welsh Office awarded 30 consultancy contracts to six firms of consultants which also have an accountancy practice within the same group. The total value of these contracts was £1.1 million. The firms involved were Coopers and Lybrand, CSL Group, KPMG Peat Marwick, Pannell Kerr Forster Associates, Price Waterhouse and Touche Ross. The Welsh Office did not award any consultancy contracts to merchant banks during this period.

Loans

Mr. Matthew Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list, for each scheme operated by his Department under which loans are available, the objectives


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of the scheme, the number of unrecovered loans, the total value of unrecovered loans, the average number of unrecovered loans for each year since 1990, the average value of unrecovered loans for each year since 1990 and the annual cost of recovering loans.

Mr. Redwood : My Department does not operate any loan schemes available to the public or bodies corporate other than advances from the national loans fund to certain non-departmental public bodies. The annual accounts for those advances are audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General and laid before Parliament.

Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor

Mr. Alex Carlile : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement regarding the incident on 27 December 1993 at Ysbyty Gwynedd Bangor in which there was a delay before an accident victim was transferred from a helipad to the casualty department at the hospital.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : Responsibility for the ambulance service and its performance rests with Gwynedd health authority which has called for a full report.

Labour Statistics

Mr. Alex Carlile : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his estimate of the number of jobs held by (a) men and (b) women in Wales for each year from 1987 to the present ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood : Information on employees in employment is shown in the table.


Employees in employment     

Wales                       

Year   |Male  |Female       

----------------------------

1987   |498   |409          

1988   |513   |440          

1989   |517   |465          

1990   |520   |470          

                            

1991   |490   |466          

1992   |477   |464          

1993   |472   |464          

Source: Employment          

Department, quarterly       

estimates series.           

Mr. Alex Carlile : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many women were employed by his Department in each year since 1987 ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Redwood : The information is shown in the table.


Number of women employed in the  

Welsh Office                     

Year       |Number               

(December)                       

---------------------------------

1987       |1,128                

1988       |1,165                

1989       |1,212                

1990       |1,274                

1991       |1,349                

1992       |1,306                

1993       |1,304                

The figures show the number of individuals employed. They include staff seconded to other organisations and exclude casual staff.


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The Welsh Office is an equal opportunities employer and seeks to employ and promote staff on ability. Women comprise approximately half the staff in the Department and are encouraged to develop their potential through the Department's positive action programme for women.

Llandudno General Hospital

Mr. Alex Carlile : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement regarding the proposed rheumatology unit to be based at Llandudno general hospital.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : This is a matter for Gwynedd health authority.

County Council Smallholdings

Mr. Alex Carlile : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will make a statement regarding the future of county council smallholdings in Wales.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : Subject to the provisions of the Agriculture Act 1970, it is for county councils in Wales to manage and run their smallholdings. The Local Government (Wales) Bill will transfer these functions to the new unitary authorities.

Statutory Sick Pay

Mr. Ingram : To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, pursuant to his answer of 17 January, Official Report, column 402, what estimate he has made of the additional costs, net of any reduction in employer's national insurance contributions, to his departmental budget for the financial year 1994-95 resulting from the changes in statutory sick pay provision.

Mr. Gwilym Jones : There should be no additional net cost.

SCOTLAND

Loans

Mr. Matthew Taylor : To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list for each scheme operated by his Department under which loans are available, the objectives of the scheme, the number of unrecovered loans, the total value of unrecovered loans, the average number of unrecovered loans for each year since 1990, the average value of unrecovered loans for each year since 1990 and the annual cost of recovering loans.

Mr. Lang : The table sets out details of the outstanding balances for loan schemes for the private sector operated by my Department. Only one such scheme, crofters building grants and loans, has incidences of repayment arrears ; these details are included. My Department also provides loans from the national loans fund to public corporations. The annual accounts for these are audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General and are laid before Parliament.


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Home purchase assistance<1>                                                                                                                                                    

To offer first time house buyers an interest |9           |7           |9           |9           |9           |0.6         |0.6         |0.6         |Nil                      

free loan of £600 for up to five years                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                               

Improvement and construction of piers and                                                                                                                                      

 harbours<1>                                                                                                                                                                   

Loans to independent harbour authorities     |5           |112         |5           |5           |5           |25          |24          |23          |0.2                      

which provide a transport service                                                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                                               

Forth Bridge and Tay Bridge Schemes<1>                                                                                                                                         

To facilitate construction, maintenance and  |2           |3,339       |2           |2           |2           |7,249       |5,589       |3,800       |-<2>                     

operation of river crossings                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                                                               

Scottish Enterprise                                                                                                                                                            

To provide finance for industrial            |7           |16,673      |Nil         |4           |7           |Nil         |2,093       |2,298       |-<2>                     

investment                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                               

Loans to incoming tenants of crofts                                                                                                                                            

To allow tenants of re-let crofts to pay the |7           |16,673      |Nil         |4           |7           |Nil         |2,093       |2,298       |-<2>                     

 compensation due for permanent                                                                                                                                                

improvements carried out by previous                                                                                                                                           

tenant                                                                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                                                                                               

Fisheries Act 1955                                                                                                                                                             

To assist independent harbour authorities    |17          |809         |30          |23          |19          |28          |36          |43          |1                        

for harbour repair and development to                                                                                                                                          

increase the safety of vessels and crews                                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                                                               

Crofters building grants and loans scheme                                                                                                                                      

Loans to crofters for new house building     |6,717       |25,826      |6,753 of    |6,776 of    |6,700 of    |3.1 average |3.3 average |3.6 average |-<3>                     

and improvements, including gas and                                    |which 412 in|which 409 in|which 414 in|value of 0.5|value of 0.7|value of 0.8                          

electricity supplies                                                   |arrears     |arrears     |arrears                                                                      

<1>Scheme no longer open to new loans.                                                                                                                                         

<2>Figures cannot be separately identified.                                                                                                                                    

<3>Figures cannot be separately identified: total annual cost for the 2 schemes estimated at £120,000.                                                                         


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