§ Mr. BUCHANAN
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total number of persons applying for help, until the latest date, in Scotland, under the scheme of miners' relief; the number granted such relief, and the number of dependants they have; and the total sum allocated for relief to date?1954W
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
I regret that the information asked for in the first and second parts of the question is not available. Local authorities concerned are being asked to supply information on the subject, and I shall communicate with the hon. Member as soon as the information is complete. As regards the last part of the question, £26,000 has been distributed to local authorities, and a further distribution of approximately £30,000 is being made this week.