§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how much was paid out by each social services department in England under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 during each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how much was for help with fuel bills in each case.
§ Sir George Young
Details of expenditure by individual authorities under section 1 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1963 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 the Department, but since 1977–78, "Personal Social Services Statistics", published by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and 249W Accountancy, has included it. Copies of these publications are in the Library of the House. Expenditure on help with fuel bills is not separately recorded.