HC Deb 25 March 1985 vol 76 cc24-5W
18. Mr. Terlezki

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent on personal social services in Wales in the last year for which figures are available; and how this figure compares with that for each year since 1978–79.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

Net expenditure by local authorities on personal social services in Wales was just over £121 million in 1983–84. In cost terms, this compares with expenditure of £116 million, £114 million, £115 million, £112 million and £109 million in the preceding years to 1978–79 and represents a real growth of about 11.7 per cent. over the period.