Alistair Carmichael – 2016 Parliamentary Question to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Alistair Carmichael on 2016-03-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, which infrastructure projects in Scotland have received European Commission funding in each of the last five years; and how much each project received in each year.

Anna Soubry

The Scottish Government, through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), funded 148 infrastructure projects during the 2007-2013 period totalling in excess of £128m. Lists of all projects funded under both the Highlands and Islands, and the Lowlands and Uplands ERDF programmes can be found on the Scottish Government website.

Scotland’s infrastructure continues to benefit through the following projects:

  • Green Infrastructure – to date £8.25m to improve the quality, accessibility and quantity of green infrastructure in Scotland’s major towns and cities. Information can be found on the Scottish Government website under ‘Green Infrastructure’;
  • Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme – to date £32.9m to grow Scotland’s low-carbon economy, promote low-carbon research and innovation, and encourage investment in low-carbon technology. Information can be found on the Scottish Government website at ‘Low Carbon Infrastructure Transition Programme’;
  • Low Carbon Travel and Transport – to date £13.9m to increase low-carbon transport and travel in Scotland including increased use of public transport, low-energy vehicles, a national smart ticketing scheme and reliable low-carbon refuelling services. Information can be found on the Transport Scotland website under ‘Environment’;
  • Resource Efficient Circular Economy – to date £30.7m to increase the resource efficiency of Scottish SMEs and further develop and strengthen Scotland’s circular economy. Information can be found on the Zero Waste Scotland website under ‘Circular economy investment fund and service’.

Information on transport projects funded by the European Commission under the TEN-T programme and the Connecting Europe Facility can be found at the Innovation and Networks Agency website. Scotland is involved in the Intelligent Transportation Systems Deployment project led by the Department for Transport (Arc Atlantique) which is listed there.