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Physical And Sensory Disabilities

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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

[pursuant to his reply, 8 May 1987,c. 547]: The information held by the Department does not enable the total cost of all local authority services provided to people with physical and sensory disabilities to be identified.The following table shows separately the annual current expenditure on residential services for this group of people together with total current expenditure on all other services used by physically and sensorially disabled people but from which an expenditure figure for services used exclusively by this group cannot be separately identified.

Current Expenditure1—Wales
(1986–87 prices)2
YearHomes for the younger physically handicapped, blind and deafAll Other relevant services3
£000's£000's
1976–771,94147,156
1977–781,95846,928
1978–792,35948,989
1979–802,22951,373
1980–812,44051,245
1981–822,57251,196
1982–832,80351,006
1983–842,91654,712
1984–852,90955,419
1985–862,30155,752
1Current expenditure is provided net of sales, fees, charges and other income.
2Figures are gross current expenditure revalued to 1986–87 prices using the gross domestic product deflator.
3Comprises expenditure on residential accommodation for the elderly and all adult day care excluding that provided in adult training centres, together with current expenditure on meals, home helps, laundry services, aids, adaptations, telephones and holidays. Expenditure on training administration and field social work is excluded.