§ Mr. Moonman
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, for the Scottish Region for the years 1965 to 1975: (a) the total annual capital expenditure on social services, (b) the total annual capital expenditure on services for the mentally ill within the social ser 196W vices provision and (c) the total annual capital expenditure on services for the mentally handicapped within the social services provision.
§ Mr. McElhone
Information is not available for any year before 1969, when the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 came into operation. The table below shows total capital expenditure on social work from 1969–70 to 1975–76 at November 1974 prices.
The table also shows capital expenditure on projects for the mentally handicapped and mentally ill in respect of which borrowing consents were issued—outturn figures for such projects are not separately available. The projects included several day care centres for mentally handicapped children, responsibility for whom has now been transferred to education departments.
Total Capital Expenditure Borrowing Consents for Projects for Mentally Handicapped and Mentally Ill £ million £ million 1969–70 5.1 1.0 1970–71 5.5 0.8 1971–72 5.8 1.3 1972–73 9.0 1.0 1973–74 11.9 0.9 1974–75 7.7 1.0 1975–76 7.9* 2.5 *Provisional.