HC Deb 26 June 1989 vol 155 cc286-7W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list the reasons why the support rate for epilepsy centre clients in Strathclyde increased at a lower rate than actual running costs in the period between 1 April 1987 and 1 April 1989;

(2) what is his Department's policy towards the provision of support rate for epilepsy centre clients; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

The level of financial support for day care and residential centres provided by voluntary bodies or for those attending them is at the discretion of the regional council. My right hon. and learned Friend has no power to intervene in their decisions.