HC Deb 24 March 1976 vol 908 c173W
25. Mr. Rifkind

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make a statement with regard to the resources available to meet the requirements of the Social Work (Scotland) Act.

Mr. McElhone

The White Paper on Public Expenditure to 1979–80 provides for an increase in real terms of about 3 per cent. in local authority spending on social work in 1976–77 compared with 1975–76, and for an annual increase of 2 per cent. thereafter.