§ Mr. David Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of total gross expenditure in England in 1998–99 on personal social services was accounted for by services for(a) children and (b) the elderly. 
§ Mr. Hutton
Gross expenditure data for England in 1998–99 on personal social services are not available until spring 2000. Comparative data for 1997–98 showed that 50 per cent. of total gross expenditure was accounted for by services for the elderly and 23 per cent. for children.