§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT a table of local authorities, in rank order according to the rate in the £ they raise for expenditure on social services; and if he will include in the table the population of each local authority, their net expenditure on social services, and the proportion of their total budget spent on social services.
§ Mr. Alison
I assume that the hon. Member has in mind the personal social services. I regret that the information requested in the first part of the Question is not available in my Department; and past expenditure on the personal social services will not be known until the accounts for 1971–72 are available.