§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many social day care places were available for(a) the elderly, (b) those with learning disabilities, (c) those with physical disabilities and (d) mentally ill people in (i) local authorities, (ii) the voluntary sector and (iii) the private sector in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Bowis
The information requested on day centre places, covering survey weeks in 1992 and 1993, is published in "Personal Social Services: Day and domiciliary services for adults 1993", statistical bulletin 1994–98. Data before 1992 were collected on a different basis and for local authority provision only and were published in "Adult Training Centres for People with Learning Disabilities and Local Authority Day Centres for Adults", up to 1991, A/F91/8; and in "Adult Training Centres for Mentally Handicapped People and Day Centres for Mentally Ill, Mentally Handicapped, Elderly and Younger Physically Handicapped People" up to 1989, A/F89/8. Copies of these publications are available in the Library.