HC Deb 05 April 1967 vol 744 c229
27. Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what projects are presently in hand to improve the level of provision of approved school accommodation in Scotland.

Mr. Millan

About 60 additional places for boys should become available within the next few months, and a further 170 places later.

Mr. Hannan

Can my hon. Friend give the House an assurance that in the consideration of these provisions he is bearing in mind the White Paper, "Social Work and the Community"? Will he also bear in mind the paragraphs on the use of this term? When can we have a debate on that White Paper?

Mr. Millan

The question of a debate is not for me, but we certainly have very much in mind the fact that the White Paper, "Social Work and the Community", has very considerable implications for all kinds of residential accommodation. The figures I have quoted, taking into account all the existing approved school places, will represent a very considerable improvement.