HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 cc91-2W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much expenditure has been set aside by Government and local authorities, respectively, for the partial implementation of the Children Act for 1976–77 in Wales.

Mr. Barry Jones

A sum of £100,000 was included in the rate support grant settlement for 1976–77 to enable local authorities in England and Wales to meet the small additional demand on their resources which might be expected to arise from certain provisions of the Children Act which will be implemented during the current financial year. There is no specific allocation from this amount to individual authorities in Wales. It is for local authorities to determine how they allocate their resources. They are, however, aware of the provision made in the rate support grant settlement.