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Social Services: Warrington

Volume 461: debated on Friday 15 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was allocated to Warrington borough council to fund social services in each year since 1997, broken down by funding stream; (141899)

(2) how much funding was allocated to Warrington borough council to provide services for (a) adults with learning difficulties and (b) children and young people with learning difficulties in each year since 1997.

[holding answer 11 June 2007]: The Government do not make allocations to social care (other than for relatively limited specific grants) but only for local government as a whole.

Within those allocations, it is for local councils to fund and provide appropriate services for their population in the light of local needs and priorities.

Overall, local councils will receive more than £65 billion in 2007-08, a 4.9 per cent. increase on 2006-07.