§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was paid out by each Scottish social 225W services department under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 during each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how much in each case was for help with fuel bills.
§ Mr. Fairgrieve
Section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 was repealed for Scotland by the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, section 12(2)(a) of which includes a corresponding provision. Returns from local authorities do not differentiate between financial assistance given under section 12(2)(a) of the 1968 Act, towards expenditure on fuel in promoting the social welfare of children, and similar assistance given under section 12(2)(b) to other persons in need as defined in section 94 of the Act.