To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services what was (a) the total public expenditure on local authority day nurseries, local authority playgroups and
General Medical Practitioners
|1 October 1982||261|
|1 October 1983||266|
|1 October 1984||269|
|1 October 1985||279|
|1 October 1986||294|
1 Number of unrestricted principals under contract with the Family Practitioner Committee (FPC).
General Dental Practitioners
|30 September 1982||163|
|30 September 1983||167|
|30 September 1984||168|
|30 September 1985||175|
|30 September 1986||181|
1 Number of principals carrying out majority of their general dental services work under contract with the FPC.
grants to the voluntary sector for provision for under fives for each year from 1975 to 1985 and (b) the total public expenditure on these services as a percentage of gross domestic product for each of these years.
[holding answer 17 December 1987]: The table shows net current expenditure in England for the years 1975–76 to 1985–86.
(2) Day nurseries
(4) Local authority grants (included in cols· 2 & 3
(6) Total of cols· 2,3 &5
(7) As percentage of United Kingdom GDP
The GDP figures used are the average of GDP (income), GDP (expenditure) and GDP (production). The GDP figure is for the United Kingdom as a whole.
The central grants shown comprise the Pre-school Playgroups Association, the voluntary Liaison Committee for Under Fives and the under fives initiative. Other voluntary organisations are also concerned with children under five, but it is not possible to identify their expenditure on under fives separately.
From 1982–83, chold-minding is included in grants from local authorities.
From 1983–84, central grants for the under fives initiative are included.