§ Mr. MacArthur
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many grants have been made to local authorities for the provision of caravan sites for travelling people since the publication of SDD Circular No. 9/1971 on 15th March, 1971; and how many sites will be provided.70W
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
No applications for grant have yet been received, but I understand that proposals for some sites are now well advanced. The Birsay Committee is continuing to urge local authorities to provide sites but cannot yet assess the ultimate need.