§ Mr. Robert Cooke
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his estimated net expenditure per person registered as physically handicapped, general classes, on services provided under Section 29 of the National Assistance Act, 1948, for the latest convenient year in the cities of Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester, and Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
§ Mr. Alison
I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to local authority expenditure. Based on the local authorities' estimates of expenditure for 1971–72 and the numbers of persons registered as physically handicapped, general classes, in December, 1970, the figures are:
£ Birmingham 28 Bristol 80 Leeds 15 Manchester 48 Newcastle-upon-Tyne 31