§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much of the money currently spent on residential care in Wales is specifically allocated to services for disabled people.
§ Mr. Grist
The only relevant figures available are those for expenditure by local authorities on residential homes for different categories of resident as shown in the following table.
Residential homes for Net current expenditure (1987–38) (£) The elderly 29,623,980 The younger physically disabled blind and deaf 1,869,453 Persons with a mental illness—Staffed homes 1,168,760 Persons with a mental illness—Unstaffed homes 11,287 Persons with a mental handicap—Staffed homes 5,947,987 Persons with a mental handicap—Unstaffed homes 43,406 Residential accommodation for mixed client groups 59,883
Residential homes for Net current expenditure (1987–88) (£) TOTAL 38,724,756
Note—Includes expenditure on employees and running expenditure financed from relevant specific grants, rates and balances. Excludes expenditure financed by local income and non-relevant specific grants.
Excludes expenditure associated with the All-Wales Mental Handicap Strategy.