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Community Care

Volume 175: debated on Thursday 5 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total expenditure on core community care services in Wales for each year since 1979; and how much and what percentage of the total was in respect of (a) community health, (b) his departmenal and (c) local authority expenditure.

[holding answer 25 June 1990]: The information is not available in precisely the form requested.

Expenditure by district health authorities in Wales on community
health services1 is shown at Table 1:
Table 1

Expenditure £ million

21981–82

44.1
1982–8348.5
1983–8451.5
1984–8556.4
1985–8661.5
1986–8767.7
1987–8884.7
1988–8999.6

1 Community health service costs consist of preventative health services (such as fluoridation, vaccination and immunisation, health education and health visiting), school medical and dental services, family planning services and primary district nursing services. Figures are extracted from "Key Statistical Indicators for National Health Service Management in Wales" published annually.

2 Data for earlier years on a comparable basis are not available except at disproportionate costs.

Expenditure by local authorities in Wales on residential and domiciliary care is as follows:

Table 2

Local authorities

Expenditure £ million

1979–8058.9
1980–8170.5
1981–8279.8
1982–8387.8
1983–8497.5
1984–85103.7
1985–86109.9
1986–87117.7
1987–88133.7
1988–89150.0

The expenditure shown in tables 1 and 2 was supplemented each year by direct Welsh Office funding under a number of arrangements, but details of all these amounts are not available except at disproportionate cost.