HC Deb 02 June 1959 vol 606 cc18-9
28. Mrs. Mann

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the Scottish Home Estimates show a reduction of over £80,000 in regard to local authority care of children; and if he will explain this reduction.

Mr. Maclay

The explanation of the reduction——

Mrs. Mann

May I point out that a nought is missing from the figure in the Question as printed on the Paper?

Mr. Maclay

The figure is actually £834,000. The explanation of the reduction is that this is one of the specific grants which have been replaced as from 16th May, 1958, by General Grant under the Local Government and Miscellaneous Financial Provisions (Scotland) Act, 1958.