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Handicapped Persons (Services)

Volume 982: debated on Monday 31 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much of the extra £2 million allocated under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons (Northern Ireland) Act in order to build up the community and domiciliary services for handicapped people in Northern Ireland has been spent to date; to what extent the annual allocation has been increased in line with inflation; and if he will make a statement.

This money is being made available during the four financial years up to 1981–82 and is subsumed in the annual allocations of funds to health and social services boards. These are reviewed annually in the light of changes in pay and price levels, and to date £880,000 has been spent.