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Elderly Residents

Volume 32: debated on Wednesday 24 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services which district councils have a greater proportion of elderly residents than York according to the last census figures; and what are the comparable figures for part III accommodation in those districts.

The 1981 census showed that 20·8 per cent. of the usually resident population of York was of pensionable age—men aged 65 or over and women aged 60 or over. The districts in England and Wales with higher proportions are as follows.Part III accommodation is not separately identified in the census. It is included in the broader category, homes for the old and disabled. Of the usually resident population of York, about 0·5 per cent. were residential inmates of pensionable age living in such establishments. The corresponding figures for the other districts are shown in the table.

States to decide how funds to match the Community's 50 per cent. contribution towards the co-ordinating team and evaluation of the projects will be provided. No decision has yet been reached on this for the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom is represented by the MSC and the DHSS on the liaison group of member States advising the Commission on the district projects. There is no requirement for national liaison corrunittees. The communication does envisage local advisory committees with disabled members in the places where the projects will be set up.