HC Deb 03 February 1984 vol 53 c401W
Sir Brandon Rhys Williams

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is his latest estimate of (a) the administrative costs and (b) the staff costs of community care services within the personal social services budget; and if he will distinguish where possible between the main catogories of staff involved.

Mr. John Patten

Information about staff costs returned to the Department by local authorities is categorised only by type of service. Information on "fieldwork" coversall social worker costs (that is, including social work with clients in residential care). The latest details available to the Department are as follows:

Gross expenditure

1982–83 (£ million)

Community care services (including day care):
Staff costs
Home helps 241
Day nurseries 60
Adult training centres 54
Other day care 54
Other support services 28
Related administrative costs 92
Staff costs—social workers 246
Related administrative costs 77

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