HC Deb 08 May 1987 vol 115 cc566-7W
Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the total annual expenditure by social work departments in Scotland on people with physical and sensory disabilities in each of the last 10 years at 1986–87 prices.

Mr. John Mackay

Information available is provided in the following table. Column 1 of the table shows separately the annual gross current expenditure on services provided specifically or primarily for adults with physical disabilities. Column 2 shows the total gross current expenditure on other relevant services used by the groups in question; an expenditure figure for usage of these services by disabled groups alone cannot be identified separately.

Local authority gross expenditure on persons with physical and sensory handicap
At 1986/87 prices £000
Day Centres and Residential Homes Other Relevant Services (see Note 1)
1 2
1976–77 5,003 119,159
1977–78 6,080 113,219
1978–79 5,709 127,262
1979–80 5,333 135,252
1980–81 6,285 140,743
1981–82 5,673 141,707
1982–83 5,981 143,194
1983–84 8,051 147,747
1984–85 8,301 147,111
1985–86 8,784 145,046


1Includes expenditure on residential accommodation for the elderly, meals on wheels and lunch clubs. Expenditure on aids to daily living and adaptations to property are included for the years for which

information is available (1983–84 to 1985–86). Expenditure on training, administration and field social work is excluded.

2Comparable information for 1986–87 is not yet available.

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