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Old People's Homes

Volume 893: debated on Wednesday 11 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the net expenditure of local authorities on homes for the elderly, welfare homes and sheltered housing schemes in England and Wales, respectively, in each of the last five available years; and if he will also express these sums in terms of per capita expenditure for people aged 65 years and over in the respective countries.

The expenditure of local authorities on homes for the elderly and welfare homes is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services. I regret that it is not possible to give figures for expenditure by local authorities on sheltered housing schemes in England and Wales.In tenders accepted by local authorities the number of dwellings specially designed for old people which will have the services of a warden is as follows per 1,000 people aged 65 and over:

EnglandWales
19701·20·6
19711·31·0
19721·20·5
19731·41·4
197411·41·4
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