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Community Care

Volume 116: debated on Tuesday 12 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has any method of knowing the number of employees of (a) local authorities and (b) other public bodies funded in part or in whole from Exchequer funds, who are engaged wholly or in part in providing care services within the community for elderly or disabled people in Wales.

The required information is not available centrally. Details of staffs of health authorities and local authorities social services departments are published annually by the Welsh Office, but the numbers engaged solely on care for the disabled and elderly cannot be separately identified.