§ Mr. Donald Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what amounts were paid in the last year to the Scottish Central Library and the National Central Library for England and Wales, respectively.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
For the financial year 1971–72 the National Central Library for England and Wales has been allocated grants in aid of £355,000. Subject to the approval of the Supplementary Estimates presented to Parliament, it will receive a supplementary grant for this period of £28,350 to meet pay and price increases. The financing of the Scottish Central Library is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.