HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 cc715-6W
Miss Richardson

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will update the information on family allowances given to the hon. Member for Barking, Official Report, 25th February 1976, column 270.

Mr. Orme

On the basis of the movement in the General Index of Retail

Places available to Local Authorities for At 31st March 1977 Increase since Number 31st March 1976 per cent.
Mentally Handicapped
Adult Training Centres 37,556 2,026 5.7
Residential 13,354 982 7.9
Mentally Ill
Day Centres 5,551 677 13.9
Residential 5,033 348 7.4


1. Figures quoted include places made available to local authorities by other organisations.

2. All figures are provisional

Prices, the equivalent in December 1977, the latest month for which figures are available, of the £0.90 and £1 family allowances introduced in October 1968 was £2.57 and £2.86 respectively.