HC Deb 18 January 1977 vol 924 cc120-1W
Mrs. Chalker

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what is the total expenditure by the Employment Services Agncy in each of the years 1971–72, 1972–73, 1973–74, 1974–75 and 1975–76 and the estimated expenditure for 1976–77 and 1977–78 on their travel-to-work scheme for the disabled.

Mr. John Grant

I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that the total expenditure on the Fares to Work Scheme for disabled people was as follows:

1971–72 28,227
1972–73 26,329
1973–74 31,989
1974–75 49,905
1975–76 64,735

The estimated expenditure for 1976–77 is £83,000 and for 1977–78 £144,000. The increase between the current year and 1977–78 is mainly to meet an anticipated increase in expenditure on the scheme as a result of the phasing out of invalid vehicles.