§ Mr. Carter-Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much was spent, and how many families were assisted, by each local authority under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 in the last year for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Moyle
Details of expenditure and numbers of families helped by individual authorities under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963282W in the year ended 31 March 1976 were given in "Children in Care of Local Authorities, Year Ending March 1976, England", (AF/76/12) issued by the Department of Health and Social Security. This information is no longer collected by my Department, but the "Social Services Estimates" for 1978–79, published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, give estimated expenditure figures for each local authority. Copies of both these publications are in the Library.