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Old People's Homes

Volume 163: debated on Monday 4 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by (a) region and (b) district the number of old people in homes in Scotland (i) in the private sector, (ii) in the voluntary sector and (iii) run by local authorities.

Information for 1988, the latest year available, is set out in the following table:

Local authority homesVoluntary homesPrivate homes
Dunfermline235102
Kirkcaldy3006091
North East Fife9212928
Fife region627189221
Aberdeen city40040049
Banff and Buchan17077
Gordon9771
Kincardine and Deeside807767
Moray1806954
Grampian region927617247
Badenoch and Strathspey2413
Caithness8525
Inverness832647
Lochaber5824
Nairn333318
Ross and Cromarty1173472
Skye and Lochalsh364
Sutherland3319
Highland region433173178
East Lothian2029742
Edinburgh630589214
Midlothian1568030
West Lothian202
Lothian region1,190766286
Argyll and Bute175106194
Dumbarton16955105
Glasgow1,486494134
Clydebank103
Bearsden and Milngavie40
Strathkelvin7827
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth59
Monklands18240
Motherwell19244
Hamilton24339
East Kilbride685
Eastwood42100
Clydesdale58
Renfrew348838
Inverclyde7914853
Cunninghame12891139
Kilmarnock and Louden1559142
Kyle and Carrick1645574
Cumnock and Doon Valley26
Strathclyde region3,7551,334833
Angus24744213
Dundee city510234154
Perth and Kinross229316258
Tayside region986594625
Orkney Islands6917
Shetland Islands6816
Western Isles18610
Islands councils3231627
SCOTLAND9,3242,7314,042

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list by (a) region and (b) district the number of old people's homes in private ownership in Scotland in (i) 1980, (ii) 1985, (iii) 1987 and (iv) 1989.

Information in the form requested is not held for 1980 and no information after 1988 is available yet. Figures for that year and for 1985 and 1987 are given in the following table:

Number of Private Homes for the Elderly by District/ Region
198519871988
Berwickshire1
Ettrick and Lauderdale112
Roxburgh13
Tweeddale111
Borders Region237
Clackmannan
Falkirk222
Stirling334
Central Region556
Annandale and Eskdale146
Nithsdale12
Stewartry112
Wigtown11
Dumfries and Galloway3611
Dunfermline346
Kirkcaldy266
North East Fife344
Fife Region81416
Aberdeen City112
Banff and Buchan24
Gordon
Kincardine and Deeside245
Moray234
Grampian Region51015
Badenoch and/Strathspey111
Caithness
Inverness123
Lochaber12
Nairn2
Ross and Cromarty25
Skye and Lochalsh1
Sutherland
Highland Region2614
East Lothian134
Edinburgh81314
Midlothian22
West Lothian
Lothian Region91820
Argyll and Bute3714
Dumbarton267
Glasgow268
Clydebank
Bearsden and Milngavie
Strathkelvin
Cumbernauld and Kilsyth
Monklands4
Motherwell33
Hamilton13
East Kilbride
Eastwood
Clydesdale
Renfrew2
Inverclyde3
Cunninghame5710
Kilmarnock and Louden13
Kyle and Carrick135
Cumnock and Doon Valley
Strathclyde143759
Angus41316
Dundee City57
Perth and Kinross81417

1985

1987

1988

Tayside Region

123240
Orkney Islands23
Shetland Islands
Western Isles11

Islands Councils

34
Scotland60134192

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the charities currently subsidising old people in private sector homes in Scotland.

No information is collected on this, which is a wholly private matter for the residents themselves.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the latest estimate of the investment made by international companies in old people's homes in Scotland; and what were the comparable figures in (a) 1985 and (b) 1988.

No information on this subject is held centrally. Financial arrangements for private developments of this kind are a matter of the proprietors themselves.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the weekly average cost for (i) a single room and (ii) shared accommodation in old people's homes in the private sector in Scotland in (a) 1980, (b) 1985, (c) 1986, (d) 1987, (e) 1988 and (f) 1989.

Information in the form requested is not held centrally. The weekly average charge for residents in private homes was £149 in 1987 and £158 in 1988.

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received regarding old people's homes in private ownership in Scotland.

I have received 12 representations in the last three years. They covered specific issues, such as standards and charges, as well as more general issues. Responsibility for the registration and inspection of residential homes rests with regional and islands councils.