HC Deb 22 June 1972 vol 839 c178W
Mr. McElhone

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total amount of rate support grants allocated for social work in 1970 and 1971; and what are the estimated totals for 1972 and 1973.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

Rate support grants are not allocated to particular services. Local authority current expenditure on social work services was approximately £18½ million in 1969–70 and £22 million in 1970–71 and the latest forecasts made for rate support grant purposes in the current period were £26,180,000 for 1971–72 and £27,820,000 for 1972–73.

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