HC Deb 10 December 1997 vol 302 c608W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security how much money will be made available in Scotland for out-of-school care as part of the National Childcare Strategy; to whom it will be made available; and if existing out-of-school clubs will be able to apply for it. [19577]

Mr. Wilson

I have been asked to reply.

I announced on 26 November our plans for £28 million to be made available over the next few years for out of school care as part of the National Childcare Strategy for Scotland. We propose that £3 million of this will come from windfall tax receipts and £25 million from the New Opportunities Fund, the new National Lottery distributing body provided for in the National Lottery Bill which is now before Parliament. We are working up proposals for the use of the funding and method of disbursement.