HC Deb 23 July 1997 vol 298 c610W
Mr. Gorrie

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimates he has received from each council of the additional costs to it of giving full effect to the Children (Scotland) Act 1995; and what funds each council has allocated to give effect to the Act. [9618]

Mr. Galbraith

The information is not available in the form requested but the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities has estimated that £27 million is required to implement the Act's provisions.