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Nurseries And Playgroups

Volume 124: debated on Friday 18 December 1987

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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

Number

1 October 1982261
1 October 1983266
1 October 1984269
1 October 1985279
1 October 1986294

Notes:

1 Number of unrestricted principals under contract with the Family Practitioner Committee (FPC).

General Dental Practitioners

2

Number

30 September 1982163
30 September 1983167
30 September 1984168
30 September 1985175
30 September 1986181

Notes:

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.

(£000's)

(1) Year

(2) Day nurseries

(3) Playgroups

(4) Local authority grants (included in cols· 2 & 3

Central grants

(6) Total of cols· 2,3 &5

(7) As percentage of United Kingdom GDP

1975–7624,3511,9096339326,3530·02
1976–7730,1352,38890316432,6870·03
1977–7833,4962,66286018336,3410·02
1978–7937,6542,9651,08921340,8320·02
1979–8044,1533,8881,63821948,2600·02
1980–8158,0994,5432,40027862,9200·03
1981–8266,2285,3772,41530571,9100·03
1982–8373,0825,7902,79735579,2270·03
1983–8479,4505,5914,0321,04886,0890·03
1984–8584,7436,3004,7882,30993,3520·03
1985–8686,0976,841N/A2,32095,2580·03

Notes:

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.