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Old People's Homes

Volume 979: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State fo Social Services how many privately-owned old people's homes were licensed by local authorities during 1979; and how many such homes are known at present to be in existence within England and Wales.

In 1978 there were some 2,000 privately-owned registered old people's homes in England and Wales. I regret that similar information for 1979 is not readily available, nor is the number of homes newly registered in any particular year.