HC Deb 05 March 1984 vol 55 c467W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table indicating the payments made by his Department to encourage activities for the under-fives in Scotland.

Mr. John MacKay

The following grants were offered in 1983–84 to organisations wholly or partly concerned with provision of services for the under-fives:

Scottish Pre-School Playgroups Association * 106,295
National Playbus Association 4,780
National Childminding Association 2,300
Playmatters 3,000
Scottish Child and Family Alliance 13,100
The Association of Fair Play for Children in Scotland 7,889
* Includes grants for play in hospitals, training and playgroups in deprived areas.

In the same year grants under the urban programme amounting to £1,882,500 were offered to local authorities towards expenditure on projects for under-fives.

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