To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is (a) the total amount of funding currently given by his Department towards the setting up of sheltered workshops for disabled people in Wales and (b) the number of places made available; and what were the corresponding figures for each year from 1979 onwards.
[holding answer 14 February 1992]: Government funding for sheltered workshops is the responsibility of the employment service and details of its expenditure in Wales which it has provided are shown in the following table. These include an element from revenue support grant paid to local authority by my Department through the employment service. The employment service does not have information on expenditure before 1986–87 nor the number of places before 1981–82.
|Sheltered workshops places and Government expenditure in Wales|
|Year||Workshop numbers||Total Government expenditure (including capital)|
Total Government expenditure (including capital)