HC Deb 21 April 1959 vol 604 cc33-4W
86. Mr. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what grant has been paid to the Scottish Old People's Welfare Committee in each of the last eight years; and how the purchasing power of the grant for the last financial year compares with that of the year 1951–52.

Mr. Maclay

The Exchequer grant paid to the Committee for each of the three financial years 1951–52 to 1953–54 was £750 and for each of the five years 1954–55 to 1958–59 £1,000.

The grant of £1,000 for 1958–1959 was approximately equal in purchasing power to the grant of £750 for 1951–1952.