HC Deb 27 March 1975 vol 889 cc248-50W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total expenditure by each county council in Wales in 1972–73 and 1973–74 on the personal social services; and if he will indicate the percentage grants in expenditure in real terms in each county authority area as between both years.

Mr. John Morris:

Following is the information:

County Council and County Borough Council 1972–73 1973–74(Provisional)
£ £
Anglesey 271,499 438,151
Brecon 295,087 355,615
Caernarvon 556,152 914,505
Cardigan 315,168 566,793
Carmarthen 589,184 992,269
Denbigh 915,035 1,575,065
Flint 759,247 1,082,654
Glamorgan 3,793,451 6,446,409
Merioneth 227,774 337,798
Monmouth 1,750,571 2,646,628
Montgomery 181,439 273,898
Pembroke 403,567 710,337
Radnor 95,067 141,096
Cardiff 1,464,278 2,555,427
Merthyr Tydfil 302,112 534,919
Newport 694,034 1,080,296
Swansea 553,864 928,173
Total 13,167,529 21,580,033

The information requested in the last part of the Question is not readily available.

Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish in the Official Report a table similar to Table 2.07b in "Health and Personal Social Services Statistics for Wales No. 1", giving the expenditure on each service by all local authorities for 1973–74.

Mr. John Morris:

The information is not yet available. It will be included in Health and Personal Social Service Statistics for Wales No. 2 1975 which is expected to be published late this year.

Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what amount was spent by Welsh local authorities on (a) health services for the last full year when the local authorities had full responsibility for these functions and (b) personal social services for the last available year.

Mr. John Morris:

(a) The last full year when local authorities had responsibility for these health functions was the financial year 1973–74. The provisional net expenditure was £11,619,385.

(b) The provisional net expenditure on personal social services in 1973–74 was £21,580,033.