HC Deb 03 April 1968 vol 762 cc87-8W
Mr. Gregor Mackenzie

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has for increasing the number of social

1964 and in each year since; and what increase in charges have been imposed by them over the same period.

Mr. Ross

The information is as follows:

Grants paid to David MacBrayne Limited in respect of the calendar years from 1964 onwards were:

1964 359,771
1965 487,759
1966 647,542
1967 585,000 (estimated)

The increases in sea freight rates and sea passenger fares put into effect by David MacBrayne Limited between 1964 and 1967 and the effective dates of these increases have been:

workers in preparation for new responsibilities to be placed on local authorities.

Mr. Ross

I am regularly in touch with the universities, the colleges of education and other training establishments about the provision of courses of training in social work. The number of students is increasing and at least three additional courses of professional training will start in the 1968–69 session.