HC Deb 27 October 1971 vol 823 cc341-2W
90. Mr. James Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will consider giving grants to Scottish zoos on the same basis as those given to zoos in London and Blackpool; and if will make a statement.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I have offered the Royal Scottish Zoological Society a grant of £2,500 for 1971–72 to assist them to employ an education officer. I am not aware of any Government grants to zoos in London or Blackpool apart from the special assistance given to the Zoological Society of London in 1970 in view of their serious financial difficulties.