§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the follow-up measures he has taken as a result of his officials' meeting on 18 August with the representation of the Scottish Pre-School Play Association.
§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
Following the meeting on 18 August between the Scottish Pre-School Play Association and Scottish Office officials, the Secretary of State was able to offer in principle a grant under section 10 of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 towards the cost of an organisation review. The offer is conditional on Scottish Office approval for the specification for the proposals from consultants to carry it out. These proposals have now been submitted and are being studied closely.