HC Deb 27 March 1979 vol 965 c156W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland to what extent the Central regional council has taken up funds made available for a programme of nursery education building.

Mr. McElhone

The information is as follows:

Value of Starts in 18 months to 31 March 1977 £000
Allocation 536
Amount taken up 195
Expenditure in year to 31 March 1978
Allocation 79
Amount taken up 19

Before the financial year 1977–78, allocations were in terms of the value of work to be started in the periods to which they related: from 1977–78 they have been in terms of expenditure to be incurred in financial years. Part of the expenditure in the year to 31 March 1978 is therefore in respect of projects started before that year.