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Social Services: Per Capita Costs

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the spending per head was on social services in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 1979. (156315)

There would be disproportionate costs incurred to produce this information across the whole time period requested. The following table shows the average per capita social services spending from 2000-01 to 2005-06 for England, the South West and Cornwall.

England total

South West

Cornwall

2000-01

222

182

167

2001-02

236

195

184

2002-03

265

227

209

2003-04

301

265

256

2004-05

329

296

293

2005-06

348

315

305

Notes:

1. The table shows total net cost of social services per head of population, this is the total spend excluding capital charges minus income received from client contributions and other income which includes income from the national health service.

2. In 2003-04 the Supported People Grant was introduced which should be taken into consideration when making comparisons over time. The expenditure information is actual spend and has not been adjusted for inflation.