§ Mr. Gordon Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will consider introducing a similar grants scheme in Scotland to the management grants scheme operated under the special grants programme of the Department of the Environment in relation to local voluntary action;
(2) if he will produce a guide to grants for voluntary bodies working in environmental fields similar to that produced by the Department of the Environment.
§ Mr. Ancram
My right hon. Friend has already noted this proposal for consideration when his officials have completed a review of the exercise of powers to grant aid to such bodies in Scotland. Until a decision has been reached, it seems premature to consider the question of producing a guide to financial sources.