§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish figures showing central Government financial aid to the playgroup movement; how many full-time advisers are partly or wholly financed by central funds; and how many Scottish Office-assisted custom-built premises have been constructed in the past few years.
§ Mr. McElhone
Grant of £51,238 has been offered to the Scottish Pre-School Playgroups Association for 1977–78 for its national activities, including the salaries of six full-time advisory field staff. Government grants to local authorities under the urban programme in respect of playgroups are expected to amount to about £19,630 in the current year. No 243W grants have been made towards the construction of custom-built premises.