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Old People (Residence And Maintenance Payments)

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what has been the total annual sum by year from 1980 paid to claimants in respect of residence and maintenance in old persons' homes.

Separate figures are not available on expenditure on residents in old people's homes. The total expenditure on supplementary pensioners in all types of private and voluntary residential care and nursing homes, based on December figures for each year is as follows:

£ million
Source: Annual Statistical Enquiries.