§ Mr. Dixon
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services (1) how much money has been spent by his Department on residential homes in each year since 1979 up to the latest figures available (a) nationally, (b) in the Tyne and Wear county area and (c) in the South Tyneside district area;
(2) what is the total amount of money spent by his Department on personal social services in each year since 1979 up to the latest available figures.
§ Mr. John Patten
[pursuant to his reply, 16 January 1985, c. 166]: Two columns of figures in the table were inadverantly transposed. The correct information is as follows:
Net current expenditure by local authorities on the personal social services: (£ million Cash) England Tyne and Wear South Tyneside All Personal Social Services Residential Homes Residential Homes Residential Homes 1978–79 1.062 487 14.6 1.9 1979–80 1,305 605 18.8 2.3
UNEMPLOYMENT, SICKNESS AND INVALIDITY BENEFITIt will take about two months to bring all contribution records up to date so the emergency arrangements for determining entitlement to unemployment, sickness and invalidity benefits will continue until April.