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Needy Children (Clothing Allowances)

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 17 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to assist regional councils to pay clothing allowances for needy children.

The number and level of clothing grants is a matter for education authorities to decide in the light of their own assessment of clothing needs in individual cases and my right hon. Friend has no plans to provide extra resources for this purpose.