HC Deb 26 October 1976 vol 918 cc148-9W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will publish a table showing what percentage of the total work force was in receipt of welfare payments as a result of (a) sickness and invalidity and (b) unemployment, in 1950, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1973 and 1975.

Mr. Deakins

The information requested is as follows:

Mr. Alfred Morris

The provisional figures of next expenditure per 1,000 population in England in 1975–76 were as follows: aids £50, adaptations £70, telephones £70.

With regard to the second part of the Question, my Department does not itself prepare statistical information in the form required. My hon. Friend may be aware, however, of the document entitled "Social Services Statistics: Estimates 1975–76", published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy and the Society of County Treasurers in January 1976, a copy of which is available in the Library of the House. This gives estimates of expenditure on services referred to per 1,000 population. The institute's most recent published figures of expenditure relate to 1974–75.