§ Mr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the mental illness specific grant. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
In September 1997 The Scottish Office published a report on an independent evaluation of the mental illness specific grant entitled "Dedicated Resources: Dedicated Responses." It confirmed the positive impact the grant has made on the quality of life and independence of people with mental health problems. At the time of publication we confirmed our view that the grant should continue to provide ring-fenced resources for the development of community-based mental health services for the foreseeable future.