HC Deb 13 December 1990 vol 182 c497W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the designated places set up in each of the past 10 years and those planned for the next two years; and what financial assistance was given and is to be provided for the setting up and running of these places.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Albyn house in Aberdeen is at present the only location designated by the Secretary of State in terms of section 5 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980. It opened in 1983 and received £150,000 capital and £408,000 revenue funding, over four years, from the Scottish Office. A designated place is under construction in Inverness and is planned to open next April. It will receive up to £150,000 capital grant this financial year and tapering revenue grant towards its running costs over the next three years. The amount of revenue grant for 1991–92 is under consideration.

. Requests for grant under section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 have been submitted to the Scottish Office for designated places in Port Glasgow and in the city of Glasgow, both with the aim of opening in 1992–93. These are being considered and decisions will be announced early next year. Scottish Office financial assistance depends on the nature of the applications received and on competing demands on available resources.

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