HC Deb 01 April 1981 vol 2 cc106-7W
Mr. Charles Irving

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much money was spent on intermediate treatment (a) by local authorities and (b) in total in the financial year 1979–80 and, if available, the financial year 1980–81.

Sir George Young

Direct expenditure on intermediate treatment by local authorities in England in 1979–80 was £4.2 million. The figure for 1980–81 is not yet available.

The Department grant-aided voluntary organisations, either direct or through the intermediate treatment fund, by about £0.4 million in 1979–80 and about £0.7 million in 1980–81, to help develop intermediate treatment. The voluntary sector's own expenditure is not known centrally.