§ Mr. Buchanan-Smith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was spent by police authorities in Scotland in each of the past five years in support 209W of mountain rescue teams; and how much was spent by his Department on equipment and supplies for mountain rescue in the same years.
§ Mr. Harry Ewing
Expenditure by police authorities in support of mountain rescue teams cannot be separately identified. Expenditure by the Scottish Home and Health Department in equipping and replenishing mountain first-aid posts in each of the past five years was as follows:
Year £ 1973 1,045 1974 637 1975 1,853 1976 1,503 1977 1,178