§ Mr. J. Morrison
asked the Minister of Health what has been the total of grants to local authorities towards the cost of running the home help service in each of the last two financial years; and what has been the total outlay on the service by the local authorities.
§ Mr. Iain Macleod
The estimated total expenditure of local health authorities on the home help service was for the year 1950–51—£2,985,000, and for the year 1951–52—£3,628,000. The grant payable by the Exchequer towards the cost of the services is one half of the amount expended.