§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what was the total payment made in 1974–75 and 1975–76 to families under Section 12 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968;
(2) what was the average amount paid out per family under Section 12 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.
§ Mr. McElhone
In 1974 the total amount paid by local authorities was £384,540, and the average payment was £14.73. Later figures are not available. Further details about financial assistance under Section 12 of the 1968 Act are contained in "Scottish Social Work Statistics 1974".