§ Mr. Kynoch
The Scottish Office is responsible for administering the following two licensing arrangementsThe registration of residential schools providing care. This is a statutory requirement which acts as an effective control over proprietors and managers of establishments providing a significant degree of care to young and/or vulnerable children.Yearly approval of adoption societies. This is a statutory requirement for adoption societies to be approved by the Secretary of State on a yearly basis.
The administration of these licences represents only a small part of the overall administrative responsibilities of the departmental staff involved. It is therefore not possible to assign a specific cost to these particular activities.