§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what levels of charges are imposed by local authorities on persons not in receipt of income-related benefits for home helps.
§ Mr. Stewart
Local authorities have discretionary powers under section 87(1) of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, as amended, to charge such an amount as they consider reasonable for adult non-residential care services, including domiciliary—home help—services, taking
Number and percentage of three and four year olds attending nursery schools Education authority nursery schools and departments: Private nursery schools1 Nursery departments of independent schools Number attending at September 1993 Percentage of population2 Number attending at March 1993 Percentage of population2 Strathclyde 19,304 32.3 1,816 2.6 Scotland 48,132 36.9 3,677 2.5 1Registered with local authority social work departments. 2Provisional: based on the mid-1992 population estimates from the General Register Office (Scotland).