HC Deb 01 March 1978 vol 945 cc242-3W
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 grants have been made towards the construction of custom-built premises.

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