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Social Need (Expenditure)

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what total expenditure has been incurred in Wales in each year under the Local Government Grants (Social Need) Act 1968.

Detailed figures for expenditure in Wales prior to 1977–78 when the Welsh Office took over direct financial responsibility are not readily available. Since then expenditure has been incurred as follows :

1977–78£2·3million
1978–79£3·6million
1979–80£6·9million
(Figures are at 1980 survey prices)