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Personal Social Services

Volume 129: debated on Tuesday 15 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will rank all local authorities by net real expenditure, as indicated by personal social services, pay and prices, on personal social services for 1978–79 and 1986–87 per 1,000 population, all ages.

The requested information for social services departments is given in the tables. 1978–79 expenditure has been revalued to 1986–87 prices by a national personal social services current expenditure revaluation factor. Non-metropolitan district councils, which incur only minimal expenditure on the personal social services, are excluded from the tables.

PSS net current expenditure per 1,000 population at 1986–87 prices in ranking order
Authority1978–89 spend (£000)
Islington152
Camden148
City of London146
Hackney142
Lambeth141
Tower Hamlets140
Hammersmith and Fulham138
Wandsworth136
Southwark132
Westminster125
Lewisham114
Kensington and Chelsea113
Haringey103
Manchester91
Greenwich86
Brent83
Newcastle upon Tyne81
Newham77
Waltham Forest73
Merton67
Liverpool63
Ealing63
Birmingham61
Bradford59
Hounslow57
Coventry57
Salford57
Sheffield57
Rochdale57
Sunderland56
Barnet55
Kingston upon Thames54
Hillington54
South Tyneside54
Barking and Dagenham53
Oldham53
North Tyneside53
Doncaster52
Knowsley52
Croydon52
Wakefield51
Sutton51
East Sussex51
Gateshead51
Tameside51
Wirral51
Avon49
Calderdale49
Redbridge48
Harrow47
Cleveland46
Bolton46
Barnsley45
Enfield45
Nottinghamshire45
Rotherham44
Kirklees44
Havering44
Sefton44
Lancashire43
Bromley43
Richmond upon Thames43
Bury42
Leeds42
Bexley41
St. Helens41
Durham41
Stockport41

Authority

1978–89 spend (£000)

Bedfordshire41
Sandwell41
Wolverhampton41
Oxfordshire40
Trafford40
Northumberland40
Walsall39
Wigan39
Dorset39
Humberside38
Leicestershire38
Cheshire38
Lincolnshire37
Norfolk37
Derbyshire37
Northamptonshire35
Cumbria35
Somerset35
Kent35
Berkshire35
West Sussex34
Gloucestershire34
Cambridgeshire34
Hereford and Worcester34
Hampshire34
Devon33
Wiltshire32
Staffordshire32
Hertfordshire32
Isle of Wight32
North Yorkshire31
Warwickshire31
Essex31
Isles of Scilly31
Suffolk30
Cornwall29
Buckinghamshire29
Dudley29
Surrey29
Shropshire27
Solihull26

PSS net expenditure per 1,000 population at 1986–87 prices in ranking order

Authority

1986–87 spend (£000)

City of London313
Camden204
Lambeth192
Islington191
Southwark176
Westminster170
Hackney161
Hammersmith and Fulham157
Lewisham151
Haringey146
Wandsworth135
Brent133
Greenwich129
Kensington and Chelsea128
Tower Hamlets121
Manchester117
Waltham Forest99
Newham98
Newcastle upon Tyne88
Hounslow81
Coventry78
Sheffield77
North Tyneside76
Rochdale76
Liverpool75
Bradford74
Merton71
Hillingdon70

Authority

1986–87 spend (£000)

Ealing70
Birmingham70
Wolverhampton69
Tameside67
Kingston upon Thames67
Barking and Dagenham63
Knowsley63
Salford63
Gateshead62
Harrow60
Richmond upon Thames60
Croydon60
Leeds59
South Tyneside59
Sunderland59
Kirklees59
Enfield58
Oldham58
Nottinghamshire58
Redbridge57
Cleveland57
Calderdale57
Sutton56
Barnet56
Wirral55
Derbyshire54
Sandwell54
St. Helens54
Lancashire52
Avon51
Humberside51
Havering51
Wakefield51
Bury50
Bolton50
Bexley49
Bromley49
Rotherham49
Walsall49
Wigan48
Sefton47
Stockport47
Northamptonshire46
Cheshire45
East Sussex45
Cumbria45
Northumberland45
Barnsley44
Leicestershire44
Isle of Wight44
Doncaster44
Trafford43
Bedfordshire43
Berkshire43
Buckinghamshire42
Solihull41
Dudley41
Cambridgeshire41
Durham41
Warwickshire40
Somerset39
Norfolk39
Devon39
Lincolnshire38
Wiltshire38
Essex38
Kent38
Oxfordshire38
Cornwall37
Hereford and Worcester37
Hertfordshire37
North Yorkshire37
Staffordshire36
Dorset36
Isles of Scilly36
Gloucestershire35

Authority

1986–87 spend (£000)

West Sussex35
Hampshire34
Suffolk32
Shropshire31
Surrey29

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list those local authorities which did, and those which did not, experience real expenditure increases on the personal social services of 3½ per cent. or more during 1987–88.

Following are the requested lists, showing relevant authorities in alphabetical order. The lists are based on a comparison of each authority's 1987–88 budgeted expenditure with actual expenditure, or estimated expenditure where actual is not available, for 1986–87. The 1986–87 figures have been revalued to 1987–88 prices by use of the gross domestic product deflator. Non-metropolitan district councils, which incur only minimal expenditure on the personal social services, are excluded from the lists.

Authorities with PSS net current expenditure for 1987–88 more than 3·5 per cent. in real terms above 1986–87

  • Barking and Dagenham
  • Barnet
  • Barnsley
  • Bedfordshire
  • Berkshire
  • Bexley
  • Birmingham
  • Bolton
  • Bradford
  • Buckinghamshire
  • Bury
  • Calderdale
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire
  • City of London
  • Cleveland
  • Cornwall
  • Croydon
  • Cumbria
  • Derbyshire
  • Devon
  • Doncaster
  • Dorset
  • Dudley
  • Durham
  • Ealing
  • East Sussex
  • Enfield
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Hackney
  • Hampshire
  • Haringey
  • Havering
  • Hertfordshire
  • Hillingdon
  • Hounslow
  • Humberside
  • Isle of Wight
  • Islington
  • Kensington and Chelsea
  • Kent
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Kirklees
  • Lancashire
  • Leeds
  • Leicestershire
  • Lewisham
  • Liverpool
  • Manchester
  • Merton
  • Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Newham
  • North Tyneside
  • North Yorkshire
  • Northamptonshire
  • Northumberland
  • Oldham
  • Oxfordshire
  • Rochdale
  • Rotherham
  • Salford
  • Sandwell
  • Sefton
  • Shropshire
  • Solihull
  • Somerset
  • South Tyneside
  • Staffordshire
  • Suffolk
  • Sunderland
  • Surrey
  • Sutton
  • Tameside
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Trafford
  • Wakefield
  • Walsall
  • Waltham Forest
  • Warwickshire
  • West Sussex
  • Wigan
  • Wiltshire
  • Wirral
  • Wolverhampton

Authorities with PSS net current expenditure for 1987–88 less than 3·5 per cent. in real terms above 1986–87

  • Avon
  • Brent
  • Bromley
  • Camden
  • Coventry
  • Gateshead
  • Greenwich
  • Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Harrow
  • Hereford and Worcester
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Knowsley
  • Lambeth
  • Lincolnshire
  • Norfolk
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond upon Thames
  • Sheffield
  • Southwark
  • St. Helens
  • Stockport
  • Wandsworth
  • Westminster