§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the cost to public funds of the mental illness specific grant in each of the last seven years; what sums have been allocated for(a)1997–98 and(b) 1998–99; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Galbraith
Expenditure on projects supported by the mental illness specific grant in each year since 1990–91 has been £0, £2.3 million, £5.7 million, £9.9 million, £14.0 million, £18.0 million and £18.0 million. The allowance for 1997–98 is £18.0 million. The allowances for community-based services for people with mental health problems in 1998–99 will be considered along with other elements of the local government settlement. The grant has been the subject of a Scottish Office review and an independent evaluation which will be published later this year.