HC Deb 21 June 1972 vol 839 cc99-100W
Mr. McElhone

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much of the £27 million expected to be spent on social work in 1974–75 is estimated to be spent on the chronic sick and disabled, and on children's panels, respectively.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The White Paper on Public Expenditure to 1975–76 (Cmnd. 4829) included provision for estimated expenditure of £34 million on social work services in Scotland in 1974–75. Separate estimates are not avail- able for expenditure on services for the chronic sick and disabled and for children coming before the children's hearings. The administrative costs of children's panels are expected to be about £800,000.