Finance

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 10th November 1999.

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Photo of Euan Robson Euan Robson Liberal Democrat

Question S1W-2082

To ask the Scottish Executive how many bodies which do not fall under section 21 (2) (a) of the Public Finance and Accountability Bill received an income of more than £100,000 last financial year and received less than 50% of their income from public funds as defined in Section 21(5) of that Bill.

Photo of Rt Hon Jack McConnell Rt Hon Jack McConnell Labour

This question covers two types of bodies; those that receive funds direct from the Scottish Ministers and those who are funded indirectly through other bodies. Information on the latter category is not readily available. To obtain this information would involve disproportionate cost.

Of those bodies that receive grants from the Scottish Ministers, the bodies listed below receive less than 50% of their income from public funds as defined under section 21(5) of the Public Finance and Accountability Bill.

In addition to the bodies listed below, the Scottish Ministers pay grants from the European Regional Development Fund and the European Social Fund. The grants are paid to a variety of organisations including companies, local authorities and educational institutions. The application process for these grants does not require applicants to inform the Executive of their annual income and it is therefore not possible to ascertain, without disproportionate costs, which bodies receive less than 50% of their funding from the Scottish Ministers. There are some other recipients of public funds for which establishing whether they received less than 50% of their income from public funds would involve disproportionate cost. These include payments made under the Regional Selective Assistance Scheme and those made to voluntary organisations for projects involving social issues, housing, supporting the rural economy and architectural heritage.

BODIES RECEIVING GRANTS FROM SCOTTISH MINISTERS THAT RECEIVE LESS THAN 50% OF THEIR INCOME FROM PUBLIC FUNDS

Age Concern*

Alzheimer Scotland Action on Dementia

BACUP*

Breast Cancer Care*

British Fluoridation Society

British Liver Trust*

British Red Cross

British Red Cross Project

Brittle Bone Society*

Brook Advisory Centre

Caledonian MacBrayne Ltd

Central Scotland Countryside Trust

CHAS

Children in Scotland

Community Learning Scotland

Crusaid Scotland

Dementia Services Development Centre

Depression Alliance

Disability Scotland

Epilepsy Association

Epilepsy Association Capital

Family Planning Association*

Forward Scotland

Head Injuries Trust for Scotland

Healthy Gay Scotland Initiative

National Aids Trust

National Asthma Campaign*

National Childbirth Trust*

National Schizophrenia Fellowship*

Neurofibromatosis Association*

New Lanark Conservation Trust

Pain Association Scotland

Parkinson's Disease Society*

P&O Scottish Ferries

Positive Steps Partnership

Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scottish Bobath Association

Scottish Cot Death Trust

Scottish Council for Educational Technology

Scottish Huntingdon’s Association

Scottish Motor Neurone Project

Scottish Partnership Agency

Scottish Partnership Agency Project Grant

Sense Scotland

Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society*

Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Society Project Grant

Action on Pre-Eclampsia*

* National Voluntary Organisations. Funding in respect of Scottish groups only.

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