§ 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.