HC Deb 10 April 1984 vol 58 cc177-8W
Mr. Wilson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what financial provision will be made available to ensure that local authorities will have the resources to provide the after-care in the community for the mentally-ill which will be mandatory after the end of 1984.

Mr. John MacKay

My right hon. Friend announced on 12 December, at column 326, that he had provided for a substantial increase in relevant expenditure on social work in 1984–85 which takes account of the costs to local authorities of implementing recent legislation including the requirements of the Mental Health (Amendment) (Scotland) Act 1983.

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