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Health Services: Finance

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated for (a) specialist facilities and (b) development of best practice standards for local authorities and carer professionals in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement. (206780)

The Department has provided an adults social care work force contribution to local authorities (LAs) area based grants. This funding is £139,000,000 in 2008-09 with provisional allocations of £143,000,000 in 2009-10 and £147,000.000 in 2010-11.

This funding is not ring fenced so LAs may use it as they see fit to support the delivery of local, regional and national priorities in their areas. This contribution is designed, as in previous years, to support work force training and development in the adults' work force statutory, private and voluntary sectors.