HC Deb 03 July 1987 vol 118 cc201-2W
Mr. Kirkwood

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many places have been designated in terms of section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980; whether he has any plans to increase the numbers of places designated; and whether any such plans include increased provision in the sheriffdom of Lothian and Borders.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

One place has been designated, at Albyn House, Aberdeen. The provision of such facilities is a matter for voluntary organisations, who may be eligible for grant under section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, or local authorities. A voluntary body called the Lothian alcohol recovery service is seeking to establish a designated place in Edinburgh and my Department is arranging to meet its representatives.