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Social Services: Inspections

Volume 474: debated on Wednesday 26 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of Commission for Social Care inspection was in each of the last three years. (187329)

I have been asked to reply.

We have been informed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) that the information requested is not available in the form requested. CSCI is funded via a combination of registration fees charged to providers of care and grant in aid from the Department. It is not possible to specify the source of funds spent on inspection activities. The available information on CSCI funding is shown in the following table.

£ thousand

Source of funding

Departmental revenue

Departmental capital charges

Other income

Total budget

Departmental capital

2003-04

94,320

10,752

46,290

151,362

3,000

2004-05

98,005

10,000

44,402

152,407

2,000

2005-06

86,430

14,490

56,755

157,675

6,000

2006-07

80,984

15,840

64,500

161,324

19,978

2007-08

65,371

12,261

58,600

136,232

18,707

Notes:

1. CSCI was being set up in 2003-04. Its predecessor organisation was National Care Standards Commission.

2. Figures for revenue and capital are grant-in-aid issued by the Department and are the start of year figures. Figures for income are derived from CSCI annual accounts.

3. ‘Other income’ represents income largely from regulatory fees.

4. Figures for CSCI up to 2006-07 include the cost of children’s social services functions transferred to Ofsted on 1 April 2007.

Source:

Department of Health.