HC Deb 07 March 1988 vol 129 c84W
Mr. Dalyell

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what guidance he gives to local authorities on the frequency of clothing grants.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Assistance with clothing under section 54 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 is available only where a pupil is unable to take full advantage of the education offered because of the inadequacy or unsuitability of his clothing. This is a matter for decision by education authorities in the circumstances of individual cases and no central guidance has been issued.

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