HC Deb 22 July 1997 vol 298 c532W
Mr. Gorrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate was made by the reporters service of the additional resources required to administer the Children (Scotland) Act 1995; and what additional resources have been provided. [9616]

Mr. Galbraith

The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration's estimate to implement its responsibilities under the 1995 Act was for an additional £804,000. This additional requirement was taken into account along with other factors in setting the administration's baseline of £10,300,000, an increase of £200,000 over the previous year's provision.