HL Deb 18 June 1997 vol 580 c116WA
Baroness Carnegy of Lour

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much will be saved each year by bringing to an end the Assisted Places Scheme in Scotland.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)

Published expenditure plans for the years 1997–98, 1998–99 and 1999–2000 include expenditure on the Assisted Places Scheme of £14.0 million, £15.8 million and £15.7 million. The Government's spending plans for 1998–99 onwards will be announced in due course and will take account of the savings progressively released from phasing out the scheme in Scotland.