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Residential Care

Volume 124: debated on Thursday 17 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services, for each of the last five years, what was the amount paid for residential care through regulation 9 payments, and what has been the percentage change since 1979.

The information held centrally is not in the form requested. The table sets out the position since 1979. 1986 is the most recent year for which information is available.

Supplementary Benefit for people in residential care and nursing homes Total expenditure1
YearExpenditure £ million


Expenditure £ million

Residential Care Homes330459
Nursing Homes129

1 Source. DHSS annual statistical inquiry.

2 There are no figures for 1985 because for operational reasons there was no inquiry in that year.

3 Until 1986 it has not been possible to identify separately expenditure on people in residential care homes and nursing homes.

Note.—The percentage change in expenditure since 1979 is 4580 per cent.