§ Mr. Skinner
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) which non-metropolitan county social services departments do not provide residential care for mentally ill patients;
(2) how many social services departments do not provide day care centres or clubs for (a) the mentally ill or (b) the mentally disabled;
(3) what was the total amount spent by local authorities on residential and day care facilities for mentally ill patients in 1979, 1980 and to the latest available date in 1981.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg
[pursuant to his reply, 25 February 1982, c. 496.]gave the following corrected information: Statistics of day centres for the mentally ill and adult training centres for the mentally handicapped, and residential accommodation for the mentally ill, provided by each local authority in England, at 31 March 1980, are published in the Department's booklet "Department of Health and Social Security Personal Social Services Local Authority Statistics"—reference No.: A/ F80/8—which is available in the Library of the House. Equivalent figures showing the position at 31 March 1981 will be published shortly.
Information concerning social clubs for the mentally ill and mentally handicapped is not immediately available and my noble Friend will write to the hon. Member. Net current expenditure by local authorities on residential facilities for the mentally ill was as follows:
Financial year £ million 1978–79 6.4 1979–80 8.3 1980–81 *10.5 * Provisional.
Figures for expenditure on day care facilities for the mentally ill are not available, as it is not identified separately from expenditure on day care provided to other patients.