§ 21. Miss Herbison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the average number of social workers in hospitals between 1960 and 1964; and how this figure compares with that for the period 1964 to 1968.
§ 22. Miss Herbison
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many authorities have now appointed directors of social work; and whether he is satisfied with the progress made in the reorganising of the social work service.
§ Mr. Millan
Forty-seven of the 52 local authorities and combined authorities concerned have appointed directors of social work, and the others have advertised. Generally, the preparations for reorganisation, which is to take effect on 17th November this year, are proceeding steadily.