HC Deb 14 November 1997 vol 300 cc682-3W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will list for each social services board his estimate of the additional funding which will be made available this winter; [14591]

(2) if he will list by health authority the dates on which social services departments within each health authority were invited to make applications for additional funding to assist with managing pressures over this winter, indicating the deadlines they were given for completing their funding applications. [14596]

Mr. Galbraith

The Government have provided an additional £25 million to Health Boards in Scotland on a weighted capitation basis to assist with managing winter pressures. It is for Health Boards to work together with other local agencies, including Social Work Departments, to ensure robust plans are in place to cope with increases in demand over the winter. They must determine the most effective use of the additional resources.

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