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Public Expenditure

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the cost per head of population of public expenditure for which his Department is responsible in Cornwall, and England and Wales, respectively.

My Department is responsible for public expenditure on social security in Great Britain, but only in England for health and personal social services. The cost per head in 1975–76 on social security in England and Wales was £172 and on health and personal social services in England £98. Compar- able figures are not available for Cornwall.