§ Mr. Cohen
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the capital allocation to the social services block for (i) London borough of Waltham Forest and (ii) all local authorities in each financial year since 1979–80; and if he will provide an additional list indicating the subsequent years' allocation at 1979–80 prices.208W
§ Mr. Freeman
It is estimated that total spending on MOD press and public relations in the current year will be in the region of £7.9 million. This figure includes estimated staffing costs together with likely expenditure on films, exhibitions, publications, equipment, and so on.
§ Mr. Dobson
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what will be the estimated spending by his department on television, radio and newspaper advertising, respectively, and other promotional literature in the current year; and what was the total in 1979–80 and each intervening year;
(2) what will be the estimated spending by each of the armed forces on television, radio and newspaper advertising, respectively, and other promotional literature in the current year; and what was the total in 1979–80 and each intervening year.
§ Mr. Freeman
[pursuant to his reply, 19 November 1986, c. 226]: The information for 1985–86 and 1986–87 (estimated) is as follows:
Additionally, the following information is also available on amounts spent on promotional literature and radio:
§ Mr. Newton
Information on personal social services capital expenditure allocations and actual net capital spending is set out in the table. Figures for 1979–80 and 1980–81 are not directly comparable with those for subsequent years because a different capital control system was adopted in 1981–82. The level of allocations nationally was reduced in 1985–86 to reflect the significant underspend of personal social services provision in previous years.209W
£ thousands London borough of Waltham Forest All English local authorities Allocations1 Actual net spending1 Allocations1 Actual net spending1 Cash 1979–80 prices Cash 1979–80 prices Cash 1979–80 prices Cash 1979–80 prices 1979–80 463 463 491 491 46,369 46,369 57.284 57.284 1980–81 728 614 521 439 47,848 40,334 73.371 61.848 1981–82 572 439 699 536 88,644 68,014 70.488 54.083 1982–83 1,171 838 1,087 778 103,832 74,295 67.481 48.285 1983–84 849 581 792 542 109,156 74,749 72.993 49.985 1984–85 702 461 82 54 115,988 76,169 77.621 50.974 1985–86 516 320 1,021 633 69,992 43,361 275.504 46.775 1986–87 345 208 not yet available 73,007 43,911 386,000 51,726 1The actual net spending figures include personal social services urban programme capital expenditure. Allocations for this category of expenditure are issued by the Department of the Environment and are not included in the allocation figures shown above. 2Provisional. 3Estimated.
The figures do not fully reflect the funds available for capital expenditure on personal social services, which include the prescribed proportion of capital receipts. In addition local authorities are free to make use of capital allocations made in respect of other service blocks. The figures also exclude any contribution made by health authorities under the joint finance arrangements.