HC Deb 18 January 1977 vol 924 cc152-4W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will present a table showing at November 1976 survey prices the changes in estimated current and capital expenditure, respectively, on the personal social services for the years 1975–76, 1976–77 and 1977–78 following each policy decision since January 1973.

Mr. Moyle

The figures for England for local authority personal social services are as follows:

This information given here does not include research conducted under commission from the health departments by the Medical Research Council; this cannot be provided without disproportionate expense, as my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science has explained in his reply to my hon. Friend's other question today on the same subject.

Project Recipient of Award and Research Base 1972–73 £ 1973–74 £ 1974–75 £ 1975–76 £ 1976–77 £
Survey of Audiological Equipment in use RNID 2,130
Feasibility Study for Transposing Deaf Aids Standard Telephones Ltd 1,280
Research and Development into improved types of Hearing Aids Mr. J. Martin, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. 7,792 10,710 17,728 21,894
Post Aural Hearing Aids Research Mr. M. C. Martin, RNID 2,044 2,056 6,576 6,698 8,328
Research Study on certain aspects of Audiometry National Physical Laboratory 2,565 3,715 128
Study of Requirements for Medresco Hearing Aids Dr. Knight, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital. 513 3,045 3,577 1,798
Paediatric Audiology Equipment Research Mr. Bennett, Brunel University 1,346 3,743 3,674
Development of a Multi-Sensory Apparatus for Operant Audiometry with the Young Child. Brunel University 484
Investigation of Hearing Aid Usage Mr. Brooks, Manchester Audiology Clinic 755
Applications of Electrocochleography and Evoked Response Audiometry in the Clinical Diagnosis of Deafness. Mr. Topham and Mr. May, Sussex Throat and Ear Hospital. 5,500
Application of Electrocochleography in the assessment of hearing of children. Medelec Ltd. 8,996
Programme of research into problems and services concerning the hearing impaired. Dr. Pearson, Institute of Biometry and Community Medicine, University of Exeter. 27,000 18,436 19,281
Paedo-audiological assessment and rehabilitation services for the hearing impaired. Dr. Coles, Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, Southampton 6,000 7,500 20,800
Study of counseling for deaf adolescents and their families. Dr. Denmark, Whittington Hospital, Preston, Lancashire. 1,500 7,600 6,600
Rehabilitation of hearing impaired adults Mr. Watts, University of Sussex 583 2,627 3,800
The problem of communication in elderly institutionalised patients with particular reference to the role of deafness. Professor Hall, University of Southampton 988
Survey of audiograms undertaken for patients with sensori neural hearing loss. Mr. Ballantyne, British Association of otolaryngologists. 183 120
Communication patterns and problems of hearing impaired people at work. Dr. Bird, Communication Studies and planning Ltd. 1,200
Totals 11,629 20,506 69,680 85,795 63,683

Note:A special unit for the deaf with psychiatric problems is to be set up at Springfield Hospital. South West Thames Regional Health Authority. Estimated capital expenditure for the year ending 31stMarch 1977 is £100,000.