HC Deb 23 May 1989 vol 153 c483W
25. Mr. Wareing

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the financing of local authority and health authority services for the disabled for which his Department has responsibility.

41. Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the current level of expenditure on those services for disabled people for which his Department is responsible.

Mr. Mellor

It is not possible to identify separately the financing of National Health Service expenditure on services for this client group. They will have benefited, however, from the growth in expenditure on the National Health Service by around 40 per cent. in real terms since 1979. The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy estimates that in 1988–89 gross expenditure on local authority personal social services for physically and sensorily handicapped people will total over £200 million.