HC Deb 19 April 1991 vol 189 c267W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of Stale for Scotland how much is spent by each local authority per person on(a) the mentally ill and (b) the elderly.

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Information for the elderly derived from the local authority financial returns is set out in the table. It is not possible to provide meaningful information for the mentally ill since the expenditure is not always separately identified.

Local authority expenditure per head on the elderly: 1988–89
Region Elderly £
Borders 37.0
Central 33.5
Dumfries and Galloway 28.1
Fife 41.7
Grampian 32.2
Highland 31.1
Lothian 34.6
Strathclyde 37.1
Tayside 40.7
Orkney 68.2
Shetland 78.0
Western Isles 94.1

Note: This expenditure information relates to services paid for by social work authorities and used in the main by the elderly. It does not include administration and casework expenditure by these authorities in relation to the elderly since that is difficult to identify. Expenditure by housing authorities on services of benefit to the elderly is not included.

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