HC Deb 20 July 1993 vol 229 cc189-90W
Mrs. Ray Michie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will give details of the provision of after-school care by each regional council, the grant assistance offered for after-school care per regional council and the assistance given by his Department for after-school provision per project; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Stewart

[holding answer 19 July 1993]: Details of regional and islands councils' provision of after-school care are now being collected, but the results are not yet available. Their expenditure is not separately identified in the returns.

At present, the Scottish Office, through the urban programme, is funding 14 after-school care projects at a capital cost of some £165, 020 and annual running costs for 1992–93 approaching £1 million. Details of the approved costs per project are given in the table.

Project Name Capital £ Current £
Shortless Before and After School Care
Project 0 4,779
Haldane After School Care Dumbarton 100 62,843
West Dumbarton After School Care Project 100 70,768
Strathclyde After School Care 0 38,268

Project Name Capital £ Current £
Onthank After School Group 0 717
Out of School Provision Wester Hailes 7,155 65,078
Castlemilk After School Care Mobile Child Care 92,895 155,115
Drumchapel Out of School Care 7,565 0
Barlanark Out of School Care 10,928 29,230
Mid Craigie Out of School Club 42,277 86,362
Priesthill/Nitshill Out Schools Services 0 49,918
After School Club, Nithsdale 0 52,041
Priority Areas Out of School Care, Kirkcaldy 4,000 277,495

In addition, through section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 we have offered revenue grant of £72, 000 over three years to the Scottish out-of-school care network as a means of developing after-school and holiday care schemes. As a further boost to increased provision, the Government are providing £45 million on a Great Britain basis to help to create 50, 000 additional places in out-of-school schemes. In Scotland, the funding of this initiative is being channelled through local enterprise companies.

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