§ 36. Mr. Rowe
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in the light of the commitment given by the Government in its response to recommendation 18 in the Social Services Committee's report on "Public Expenditure on the Social Services", H.C. Paper 387, he will indicate his precise plans for obtaining the information requested about the provision of personal social services; and, in particular, which social services departments will be selected for assessment of the consequences of inadequate personal social services spending growth.
§ Mr. Newton
The Government's response to this recommendation promised to see what information could be provided. We made it clear that analysis of changes in spending levels does not necessarily give an indication of
Patients on in-patient waiting list at 31 December 1983 1984 1985 Change 1983–1985 Number Number Number Number Percentage Basingstoke and District (General Division) 2,142 2,445 2,724 582 +27.2