§ Mrs. Chalker
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will detail the statistical basis of the population and medical illness incidence data on which his Department calculates its resource allocation working party and service increment for teaching estimates for 1979–80; and if he will indicate what steps his Department is taking to update this data.
§ Mr. Moyle
OPCS revised population estimates for 1977 and standardised mortality ratios for 1975–77 were used in calculating RAWP target allocations for 583W 1979–80. The statistics used were the most recent available. They are revised annually.
Forecast student (whole-time equivalent) numbers for 1980–81 were used in calculating the SIFT (Service Increment for Teaching).