Local Government Expenditure

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 28th March 2002.

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Photo of Angus MacKay Angus MacKay Labour

Question S1W-24581

To ask the Scottish Executive what financial assistance is to be made available to City of Edinburgh Council for expenditure incurred following the subsidence in the Ferniehill area of the city in early 2001.

Photo of Andy Kerr Andy Kerr Labour

I am pleased to announce that City of Edinburgh Council is eligible for a payment of £646,841 under the Bellwin Scheme. The scheme was activated on 1 August 2001 following representation from the council on costs directly associated with the immediate aftermath of the subsidence, due to the collapse of old limestone workings, in the Ferniehill area in early 2001.

City of Edinburgh Council’s costs were primarily revenue costs for evacuation of people from their homes, emergency work to safeguard buildings and the reinstatement of local roads.

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