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Physical And Sensory Disabilities

Volume 115: debated on Friday 8 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the total annual expenditure by social work departments in Scotland on people with physical and sensory disabilities in each of the last 10 years at 1986–87 prices.

Information available is provided in the following table. Column 1 of the table shows separately the annual gross current expenditure on services provided specifically or primarily for adults with physical disabilities. Column 2 shows the total gross current expenditure on other relevant services used by the groups in question; an expenditure figure for usage of these services by disabled groups alone cannot be identified separately.

Local authority gross expenditure on persons with physical and sensory handicap
At 1986/87 prices£000
Day Centres and Residential HomesOther Relevant Services (see Note 1)
12
1976–775,003119,159
1977–786,080113,219
1978–795,709127,262
1979–805,333135,252
1980–816,285140,743
1981–825,673141,707
1982–835,981143,194
1983–848,051147,747
1984–858,301147,111
1985–868,784145,046

Note:

1 Includes expenditure on residential accommodation for the elderly, meals on wheels and lunch clubs. Expenditure on aids to daily living and adaptations to property are included for the years for which

information is available (1983–84 to 1985–86). Expenditure on training, administration and field social work is excluded.

2 Comparable information for 1986–87 is not yet available.