§ 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.