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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-01765: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 2 August 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how many households received grants from the flooding fund last year, broken down by local authority area.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 23 August 2016

The unprecedented scale of flooding that took place over the winter required substantive and immediate action to support those communities affected. In January 2016 the First Minister announced that the Scottish Government would provide funding to local authorities to allow them to pay out grants of £1,500 to people whose properties were flooded at any point from July 2015 to 31 March 2016.

The number of grants paid out by local authorities as of 15 August 2016 to households and also to businesses, community groups or charitable organisations (listed as ‘other’) is given in the following table:

Local Authority

Households

Other

Total

Aberdeen City

51

2

53

Aberdeenshire

897

145

1042

Angus

83

18

101

Argyll and Bute

10

2

12

Dumfries and Galloway

253

227

480

Dundee City

4

3

7

East Ayrshire

38

21

59

Fife

4

0

4

Glasgow City

3

0

3

Highland

14

3

17

Inverclyde

4

0

4

Midlothian

0

6

6

North Ayrshire

4

0

4

North Lanarkshire

2

0

2

Perth and Kinross

134

69

203

Renfrewshire

7

0

7

Scottish Borders

165

117

282

South Ayrshire

31

5

36

South Lanarkshire

8

2

10

Stirling

41

23

64

West Dunbartonshire

6

2

8

West Lothian

1

0

1