asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the expenditure on providing community care for mentally handicapped people in Wales (a) in the years 1970 to 1975, (b) in the years 1975 to 1980 and (c) in the years 1980 to 1985 expressed in actual and in 1975 adjusted terms.
Information prior to 1975–76 is not separately identifiable for Wales. Between 1975–76 and 1979–80, expenditure was £22·83 million (£17·34 million at 1975–76 prices); between 1980–81 and 1984–85 expenditure was £52·34 million (£22·61 million at 1975–76 prices). These figures include expenditure on residential care for children and adults, day care at adult training centres, and the all-Wales mental handicap strategy. Figures for community health services and special education provision are not separately available.